African Plant Database

Cissus diffusiflora (Baker) Planch.
Information on the genus : Cissus
Basionym : Vitis diffusiflora Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus diffusiflora (Baker) Planch. var. diffusiflora
 Vitis diffusiflora Baker (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vitis afzelii Baker (1868)
=Cissus afzelii (Baker) Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
Taxon infra-specific
Cissus diffusiflora (Baker) Planch. var. diffusiflora
Cissus diffusiflora var. pilosocalyx Dewit
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herbaceous climber, 1,8-8 m long; stem cylindrical, 1-2 mm Ø, sparsely to densely pilose with ± ferruginous medifixed hairs, the hairs straight or angled like a V; tendrils few, bifid, glabrous to sparsely pilose; leaves simple, papery,[…]
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Ecology : Forest and forest edges; disturbed forest and regrowth; forest gallery; rain-forest with Mapania rhynchocarpa; secondary - scrub and forest; sandy soil; swampy meadow; after cultivations.
  1-1200 m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.

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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carte afrique num 177338
Record n°177338 modified 2007-04-02
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