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  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cissus L.
      1. Cissus diffusiflora (Baker) Planch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climber 1.8–6 m. long; stems cylindrical, 1–2 mm. diameter, sparsely to densely pilose with ± ferruginous medifixed hairs, the hairs straight or angled like a V; tendrils few, bifid, glabrous to sparsely pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, elliptic to oblong, distinctly more elongate than in previous species, 5–15 cm. long, 2–5 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, rounded to truncate at the base, dentate with fine narrow teeth, prolongations of the lateral nerves, densely pilose when very young but hairs restricted to nerves or glabrescent when adult; petiole 0.3–1.5 cm. long, grooved, pilose; stipules oblong-lanceolate, 2.5–6 mm. long, 0.7–1.5 mm. wide, rounded at apex, thin, glabrous except for the shortly ciliate margins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences short compound cymes of umbel-like cymules, 1–2.5 cm. long, ± few-flowered; peduncles 1–1.5(–10) mm. long, the axes 3–10 mm. long; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm. long, glabrous; all other axes ± densely pilose; bracts and bracteoles ± triangular, 0.3–1.5 mm. long, ciliate.
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular, 1 mm. tall.
    Buds
    Buds ovoid, 2–3 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Petals orange-yellow to dark brown or greenish brown, ± triangular, 1.5–2 mm. long, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruits crimson to red-purple, obpyriform or ± globular, sometimes slightly curved at base, 6–8 mm. long and wide, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seed ovoid-reniform, 6 mm. long, 5 mm. wide, 4 mm. thick, the basal projection short; median keel thick and well marked but sides without raised ridges and surface smooth.
    Habitat
    Forest and forest edges; 900–1200 m.
    Distribution
    Guinea Bissau to Angola, Zaire and S. Sudan U2 U4
    [FWTA]

    Ampelidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A slender climber
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish
    Fruits
    Fruits red
    Ecology
    In regrowthforest.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Cissus diffusiflora (Baker) Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11041], Cameroon K000380172
    Jan 1, 2006 Harvey, Y.B. [76], Cameroon K000380173
    Jan 1, 2006 Harvey, Y.B. [126], Cameroon K000380189
    Nov 1, 2004 Harvey, Y.B. [210], Cameroon K000380171
    Jun 1, 2004 Cheek, M. [10436], Cameroon K000198730
    Oct 1, 2003 Lane, P. [176], Cameroon K000197591
    Oct 1, 2003 Lane, P. [401], Cameroon K000197580
    Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [9401], Cameroon K000197587
    Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [9383], Cameroon K000197589
    Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [10419], Cameroon K000197593
    Oct 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [173], Cameroon K000093442
    Oct 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [2522], Cameroon K000197588
    Oct 1, 2003 Sidwell, K. [314], Cameroon K000197590
    Oct 1, 2003 Pollard, B.J. [607], Cameroon K000197634
    Oct 1, 2003 Zapfack, L. [690], Cameroon K000197592
    Jan 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [715], Cameroon K000086487
    Jan 1, 1994 Akogo, M. [91], Cameroon K000086486
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [851], Cameroon K000086482
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [806], Cameroon K000086488
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [806], Cameroon K000086489
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [851], Cameroon K000086490
    Troupin, G. [3156], Congo, DRC 11526.000
    Melville, F.A. [80], Sierra Leone 28204.000
    Mann [570] K000322787
    Brunt, M.A. [1216], Cameroon K000093444
    Meikle, R.D. [631], Nigeria Cissus afzelii 9809.000
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [3830] Cissus afzelii K000322788
    Don, G. Cissus afzelii K000322789

    Bibliography

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 496 (1887)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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.
    • Berhaut, J. (1971). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 1: 1-626. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Gilg & Brandt in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 46: 479.
    • in DC. Monogr. Ampelid. 496 (1887)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Berhaut, J. (1971). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 1: 1-626. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Lavie, Vitacées Ouest afric., Esp. sénégal.: 55, t. 7 (1990).
    • Descoings in Fl. Cameroun 13: 122, t. 44 (1972).
    • Descoings in Fl. Gabon 14: 101 (1968)
    • Dewit in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 628 (1960).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 678 (1958).
    • Gilg & Brandt in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 479 (1912).
    • Planch. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 496 (1887).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    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/
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