African Plant Database

Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Protologue : Synb. Bot. 3: 19
Information on the genus : Cissus
Basionym : Saelanthus rotundifolius Forssk.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl var. rotundifolia
 Saelanthus rotundifolius Forssk. (1775)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus crassifolia (Baker) Planch.
=Vitis crassifolia Baker (1868)
Taxon infra-specific
Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl var. rotundifolia
Cissus rotundifolia var. ferrugineo-pubescens Verdc. (1993)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : ± Woody climber or scrambler 1,2-10 m long, often forming dense masses; stems often purplish; older branches 4-5-angled or winged, the wings often becoming corky 1-2,5 cm wide; younger stems ± terete, striate and rugulose when dry[…]
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Ecology : Commiphora, Acacia scrub; Acacia, Salvadora, Capparidaceae, Sansevieria bushland; Balanites and Strychnos, Acacia thickets; Olea, Euclea, etc. dry forest; forest edges particularly on rocky outcrops; lava slopes; termite mounds;[…]
  S. Africa, Swaziland; Yemen, SW Saudi Arabia, Oman; Mascarenes, Seychelles (introduced).

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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