African Plant Database

Cyphostemma knittelii (Gilg) Desc.
Protologue : Naturalia Monspel., Sér. Bot. 18: 223 (1967)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus knittelii Gilg
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus knittelii Gilg (1895)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus keniensis T.C.E. Fr. (1923)
=Cyphostemma keniense (T.C.E. Fr.) Desc. (1967)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or spreading perennial viscous aromatic herb, 0,4-1 m tall from a reddish pink tuberous root; stems reddish brown or at least red at nodes, (warty) covered with short and long white (in life) reddish brown (dry) gland-tipped ± thick bristles[…]
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Ecology : Bushland of Lannea, Commiphora, Acacia, Combretum, Grewia, and Turraea, Brachystegia and Combretum woodland with long grass; often on mbugas (black soil) or swampy ground with grassland and scattered bushes.
  825-1500 m alt.
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carte afrique num 124163
Record n°124163 modified 2007-02-02
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