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  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cissus L.
      1. Cissus planchoniana Gilg

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa to NW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Herbaceous climber or scrambler 1.5–3 m. long, with swollen roots; stems slender, ribbed or ± polygonal with wings, ± glabrous; tendrils bifid, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 4.5–14 cm. long, 2–5.5 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, rounded to broadly cuneate at the base, finely dentate, glabrous except for the midrib beneath, ± thin; petiole 0.3–3 cm. long, deeply channelled and ± winged, glabrous except sometimes at apex; stipules oblong-triangular, 2–3.5 mm., deeply cordate at base, glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences small, 0.5–1.5 cm. long, becoming 2.5 cm. long in fruit, consisting of cymes of umbel-like few-flowered cymules; peduncle 0–5 mm. long; bracts and bracteoles triangular, ± 0.5 mm. long and wide, acute, glabrous; pedicels 1–2 mm. long, ± thickened above, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 1 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla orange-brown or yellowish, ovoid-globose; petals triangular, 1.2–1.5 mm. long, glabrous.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruits crimson to dark reddish purple, ovoid, 6–8 mm. long, 4–5 mm. wide, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds ovoid-reniform, 5–6 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. wide, ± 3 mm. thick, with prominent basal projection; median, lateral and radial crests well marked and raised, the actual seed surface smooth.
    Habitat
    Forest; 1110–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T1 U2 U4

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Cissus planchoniana Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11558], Cameroon K000380187

    Bibliography

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 258 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Descoings in Fl. Cameroun 13: 120, t. 43 (1972).
    • Descoings in Fl. Gabon 14: 98 (1968)
    • Dewit in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 520 (1960).
    • Gilg & Brandt in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 479 (1912).
    • Gilg in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 258 (1895).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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