African Plant Database

Cyphostemma uter (Exell & Mendonça) Desc.
Protologue : Naturalia Monspel., Sér. Bot. 18: 229 (1967)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus uter Exell & Mendonça
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus uter Exell & Mendonça (1952)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous caudiciform succulent, much branched apically; to 1,5 m tall from a tuberous rootstock; stems 7-30 cm Ø; bark dull white, peeling off in paper-like flakes; leaves alternate, fleshy, tough, crowded at end of branches, 5-foliolate,[…]
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Ecology : Dry, stony, mostly east-facing slopes.
  100-450 m alt. lnerable to overexploitation and illegal collection for horticultural purposes and pachycaul trade.Difficult to propagate from seed.
  NW Namibia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub, Succulent - Ht indefinite Alt: +/- 1000 m. Distribution: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 52[2]: t.2074 (1993).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 161 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°124097 modified 2007-02-02
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