1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cissus L.
      1. Cissus quarrei Dewit

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to N. Zambia.

    [FTEA]

    Vitaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

    Habit
    Erect herb or ± climbing, 0.6–1 m. tall from extensive woody rootstock with swollen tubers 4.5–10 cm. in diameter; stems cylindrical, striate, pubescent with short crisped usually ferruginous hairs and scattered shining black medifixed hairs; tendrils absent.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, round to broadly oblong or rhombic, 4.5–13 cm. long, 3.5–12 cm. wide, apiculate at the apex, subcordate at the base, sometimes faintly 3-lobed, distinctly narrowly serrate, pubescent, particularly on venation beneath and with scattered shining black medifixed hairs particularly on undersurface; petiole 1–3.5 cm. long, pubescent; stipules triangular or oblong, 3 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers in usually trichotomous cymes; peduncle 2–6.5 cm. long, pubescent; pedicels 3–5 mm. long, lengthening to 1 cm., densely covered with shining black deciduous medifixed hairs; bracts and bracteoles ± ovate, 1.5 mm. long, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx brown, ± 1 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, entire, densely pubescent with white hairs and with scattered black medifixed hairs.
    Corolla
    Petals green or yellow and brown, 1.5–2 mm. long, pubescent with white hairs beneath, and very densely covered with shining black medifixed hairs above.
    Pistil
    Ovary with black medifixed hairs; style 0.5–1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit compressed oblong-ovoid, 1 cm. long, 7 mm. wide, glabrous, rugose and ridged in the dry state.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland; 1050–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T5 T7
    [FZ]

    Vitaceae, H. Wild and R. B. Drummond. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Erect herb; stem cylindrical, striate, tomentellous with short crisped hairs and scattered shining black medifixed hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; petiole up to 3 cm. long, with pubescence as on stems; leaf-lamina up to 8·5 × 8·5 cm., very broadly oblong to circular, apiculate at the apex, margin serrate, subcordate at the base, pubescent above and below, with the hairs beneath ± confined to the veins, with scattered shining black medifixed hairs on both surfaces but especially beneath; basal nerves 3–5; secondary nerves in 4–5 pairs; stipules triangular with pubescence as on stems.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes trichotomously branched; peduncle 4·5 cm. long, indumentum as for stems; pedicels up to 5 mm. long, thickening and lengthening to 10 mm. in fruit, densely covered with shining black caducous medifixed hairs; bracts and bracteoles up to 1·5 mm. long, pubescent.
    Buds
    Flower-bud up to 2 mm. long, pubescent with white hairs in lower 1/3 and very densely covered with shining black medifixed hairs in upper 2/3.
    Calyx
    Calyx up to 1 mm. long, entire, densely pubescent with white hairs and with scattered black medifixed hairs.
    Pistil
    Ovary with black medifixed hairs; style 0·5–1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit glabrescent; (ripe fruits unknown).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Cissus quarrei Dewit appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 29: 291 (1959)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wild & Drummond in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 453 (1966).
    • Dewit in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 536 (1960).
    • Dewit in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 29: 291 (1959)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0