African Plant Database

Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
Protologue : Vigne Amer. Vitic. Eur. 48 (1885)
Information on the genus : Ampelocissus
Basionym : Vitis obtusata Welw. ex Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch. subsp. obtusata (1885)
 Vitis obtusata Welw. ex Baker (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ampelocissus brunneo-rubra Gilg (1903)
=Ampelocissus aesculifolia Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
=Ampelocissus arcuata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
=Ampelocissus obtusata var. quercifolia (Rolfe) Rolfe p.p.
=Ampelocissus quercifolia (Rolfe) Gilg & M. Brandt
=Vitis arcuata Welw. ex Baker
Taxon infra-specific
Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana (Planch.) Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch. subsp. obtusata (1885)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect perennial liane 1-2 m tall arising from a deep thick woody rootstock, but often with some branches eventually twining or with scrambling or twining branches from the beginning but usually not exceeding 2-4,5 m; branches rather coarsely striate[…]
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; grassland with scattered trees; rocky places; often on black cotton soils; Julbernardia, Paramacrolobium, Erythrophleum, Scorodophloeus, Combretum schumannnii mixed forests, chipya woodland, bushland, thickets[…]
  600-2100 m alt.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal).
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Record n°177344 modified 2007-01-29
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