African Plant Database

Cyphostemma betiforme (Chiov.) Vollesen
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 4(1): 37 (1984)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus betaeformis Chiov.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus betaeformis Chiov. (1916)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus migiurtinorum Chiov. (1929)
=Cyphostemma migiurtinorum (Chiov.) Desc. (1967)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent shrub with basally swollen flask-shaped trunk 0,4-1 m tall with a few thick branches apically; bark yellowish white, flaking off in irregular parchmenty patches; leaves congested at branch ends, fleshy, 1-5-foliolate, puberulous when mature[…]
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Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora bushland on limestone; gypsum hills; also on sand; mixed thicket on buff sandy soil; coastal dunes.
  Very variable, with many forms.
  0-900 m alt.
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Record n°124109 modified 2007-02-01
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