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Cyphostemma crotalarioides (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Family : VITACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 2: 466 (1966)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus crotalarioides Planch.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus crotalarioides Planch. (1887)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vitis zombensis Baker (1898)
=Cyphostemma zombense (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm. (1966)
=Cissus helenae Buscal. & Muschl. (1913)
=Cyphostemma helenae (Buscal. & Muschl.) Desc. (1967)
=Cissus upembaensis Dewit (1959)
=Cyphostemma upembaense (Dewit) Desc. (1967)
=Vitis variifolia Baker (1897)
=Cyphostemma variifolium (Baker) Desc. (1967)
=Cissus menyanthifolia A. Chev.
=Cissus variifolia (Baker) Gilg & M. Brandt
=Cissus zechiana auct.
=Cissus zombensis (Baker) Gilg & M. Brandt
=Vitis apodophylla Baker
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect usually sticky perennial herb, 0,45-1,5 m tall from a tuberous rootstock; stem single, 8-10 mm Ø, ridged, tomentellous to densely pubescent and usually but not always with short gland-tipped hairs or ± sessile glands; tendrils absent[…]
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Ecology : Grassland; Brachystegia woodland; grassland with scattered trees; valley forest / grass plateaux mosaics; often on rocky hillsides; forest gallery; fallow land on deep sand; sandstone plateaux.
  820 (? and less) -1800 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 7 (1986).
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 124124
 
Record n°124124 modified 2007-02-01
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