African Plant Database

Cyphostemma schlechteri (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 2: 436 (1966)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus schlechteri Gilg & M. Brandt
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus schlechteri Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus unguiformifolia C. A. Sm. (1932)
=Cyphostemma unguiformifolium (C. A. Sm.) Desc. (1967)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate or procumbent perennial herb, glabrous and ± glaucous in all parts; stems green or pinkish, to 1 m long; tendrils along the whole length; leaves digitately 3-5-foliolate, sessile or subsessile; lamina subfleshy to ± 12x3,5 cm[…]
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Ecology : Usually on rocky or sandy soil.
  c. 300 m alt.
  S. Africa, Botswana (200-1300 m alt.)
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Scrambler - Length indefinite Alt: 200 - 1300 m. Distribution: BOT, LP, MP, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 25: t.972 (1945).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 161 (1997).
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Record n°124090 modified 2007-02-02
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