African Plant Database

Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 2: 473 (1966)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
 Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm. subsp. adenocaule
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus adenocaulis var. chiovendae Lanza
=Cissus adenocaulis var. articulata Kuntze
=Vitis adenocaulis (A. Rich.) Miq.
=Vitis adenocaulis var. articulata Kuntze
=Cissus adenocaulis var. eglandulosa Dewit
=Cyphostemma adenocaule var. eglandulosum (Dewit) Desc.
=Cissus adenocaulis var. eglanduloso-pubescens Dewit
=Cyphostemma pubescens var. eglanduloso-pubescens (Dewit) Desc.
=Cyphostemma adenocaule var. pubescens (Dewit) Desc.
=Cissus adenocaulis var. pubescens Dewit
=Cyphostemma adenocaule var. chiovendae Lanza
=Cissus serjanioides Planch. (1887)
=Cyphostemma serjanioides (Planch.) Desc. (1967)
=Cissus loandensis Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
=Cyphostemma loandense (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. (1967)
Taxon infra-specific
Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm. subsp. adenocaule
Cyphostemma adenocaule subsp. pulverulentum Verdc. (1993)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herbaceous climber or scrambler 1,5-7,5 m long from a tuberous rootstock; basal part sometimes ± woody; stems glabrous to densely whitish or reddish pubescent or sometimes with scattered to rarely dense stalked glands; tendrils present[…]
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Ecology : Fringing forest; clearings in evergreen forest; bushland; thickets; grassland with or without scattered trees; abandoned cultivations; fallows; secondary forest; palm-plantations; sandy river-banks; granitic rocks; rain-forest; savanna;[…]
  Extremely variable: from glabrous to densely pubescent, non-glandular to glandular.
  0-2650 m alt. According to Burkill (Useful pl. W. trop. Afr., ed. 2, 5: 301, 2000) commonly cultivated in Ethiopia (medicinal).
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Record n°177356 modified 2007-02-01
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