African Plant Database

Cyphostemma rhodesiae (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 2: 472 (1966)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus rhodesiae Gilg & M. Brandt
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus rhodesiae Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus triumfettioides Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
=Cyphostemma triumfettioides (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. (1967)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or ± straggling herb 0,4-1,3 m tall from a woody rootstock; stems rather stout, reddish at nodes, grooved, with loose ferruginous indumentum or glabrescent; tendrils absent; leaves digitately 3-5-foliolate, (sub)sessile; […]
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Ecology : Grassland, deciduous thicket; Brachystegia- and other open woodlands; fireswept Combretum, Protea wooded grassland; sometimes on laterite.
  900-± 2000 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 7 (1986).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°124212 modified 2007-02-02
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