African Plant Database

Cissus aralioides (Baker) Planch.
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 5: 513 (1887)
Information on the genus : Cissus
Basionym : Vitis aralioides Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus aralioides (Baker) Planch. subsp. aralioides
 Vitis aralioides Baker (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus caillei A. Chev. (1950)
=Vitis constricta Baker (1868)
=Cissus constricta (Baker) A. Chev. (1920)
=Cissus oliviformis Planch. (1887)
Taxon infra-specific
Cissus aralioides (Baker) Planch. subsp. aralioides
Cissus aralioides subsp. orientalis Verdc. (1993)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane to 25 m long, gracefully pendulous, resembling an Aralia, or herbaceous climber 2-2,5 m long, woody at base; stems often violet-purple or yellowish, 6,25-7,5 cm Ø at base, ± fleshy, cylindrical, jointed as in Rhipsalis, 3-5 mm Ø,[…]
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Ecology : Coastal and riverine evergreen forest; semi-deciduous forest; disturbed forest; coastal bushland; deep, narrow ravine; wet Acacia bushland; grassland; often in thicket on granite rocks and termite mounds; damp dense primitive woods, swampy forest[…]
  15-1600 m alt.

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°177337 modified 2013-10-22
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