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  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cissus L.
      1. Cissus aristolochiifolia Planch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Malawi to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Climber with scattered caducous hairs when young; tendrils 2-fid.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; petiole up to 4·8 cm. long; leaf-lamina up to 8·5 × 9 cm., but usually smaller, broadly to very broadly ovate, obtuse or acute at the apex, margin minutely serrate with teeth up to 1 mm. in length, cordate to truncate at base, some of tertiary veins on under surface frequently slightly raised; stipules 1·5 × 1·5 mm., very broadly ovate, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes lax; peduncle up to 6 cm. long; pedicels up to 6 mm. long in fruit; bracts and bracteoles up to 1 × 1 mm. long, broadly ovate.
    Buds
    Flower-bud 1·5 × 1·5 mm., very broadly cylindric.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 0·5 mm. long, entire.
    Corolla
    Petals greenish.
    Pistil
    Ovary glabrous; style 0·5–1 mm.
    Fruits
    Ripe fruits black, 6·5 × 5·5 mm. when dry, pyriform, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seed 1, 6 × 5 mm., dorsal crest weak and without lateral ridges.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique

    Other Data

    Cissus aristolochiifolia Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1966 Torre, A.R. [10193], Mozambique K000318130
    Jan 1, 1961 Buchanan, C.M.G. [923], Malawi K000318132
    May 1, 1960 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000318133
    May 1, 1960 Laurence [303], Malawi K000318134
    Jan 1, 1910 Buchanan, J. [276] K000318139
    Robson, N.K.B. [1313], Malawi K000318136
    Robinson, E.A. [5381], Malawi K000318137
    Wiehe, P.O. [741], Malawi K000318138
    s.coll. [5180], Mozambique K000318131

    Bibliography

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 488 (1887)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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