African Plant Database

Cyphostemma ternatum (Forssk.) Desc.
Protologue : Naturalia Monspel., Sér. Bot. 18: 229 (1967)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Saelanthus ternatus Forssk.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Saelanthus ternatus Forssk. (1775)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus somaliensis Gilg
=Cissus bryophyllum Mattei
=Cissus ternata (Forssk.) J.G. Gmel.
=Vitis apodophylla Baker sensu Bak. 1894
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Trailing or climbing succulent herb to 2 m long; stems mostly glabrous but with a few pale slender gland-tipped hairs; tendrils present; leaves pale green, 3-5-foliolate, sessile or lowermost sometimes with a petiole to 1 cm long;[…]
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Ecology : Open bushland and grassland with some bushes and numerous annuals on moist level sand; edges of riverine forest with Pachystela, Sorindeia, Mimusops, Garcinia, etc.; Acacia, Commiphora bushland on yellowish alluvial loam; coastal bushland.
  near sea level to 400 m alt.
  SW Saudi Arabia, Yemen.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°124235 modified 2007-02-02
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