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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody or ± herbaceous climber or shrubby, 0.5–1.8 m. tall, from a thick woody rootstock; all parts woolly pilose with reddish brown or coppery red hairs; tendrils bifid, up to 30 cm. long, densely pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, round to broadly elliptic or ovate, 5–15 cm. long and wide, acute, obtuse or apiculate at the apex, deeply cordate at the base, the margin dentate with subulate teeth 2–3 mm. long, woolly pilose, particularly beneath; stipules obovate-rounded to narrowly oblong, falcate, 5–10 mm. long, 3–6 mm. wide, rounded at the apex, truncate at the base; petiole 2–8 cm. long, densely hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in many-flowered umbelliform cymes arranged in cymose inflorescences 4–7 cm. long; peduncle 2–6.5 cm. long; secondary axes 1.5–3 cm. long; pedicels 3–7 mm. long, densely pilose or woolly, lengthening to 11 mm.; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate, 2.5–5 mm. long, densely pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cupular, 0.5–1 mm. long, densely pilose, entire or irregularly lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, cream or white, sometimes pink at edges, ovate-triangular, 1.3–2 mm. long, cucullate, densely woolly-pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1.5 mm. long; anthers 0.5 mm. long, with thick connective.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary pilose; style 1 mm. long with subcapitate stigma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits black, globose or ovoid, 6–10 mm. long, 5–7(–10) mm. wide, glabrous, 1-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed compressed ellipsoid, 6 mm. long, 4–5 mm. wide, 4 mm. thick, the basal projection short and conical, median keel flattened, broad and slightly sinuous; lateral lines not distinct; pits broad and deep; surface ± smooth.
Figures
Fig. 4.
Habitat
Lake shore and valley forest, woodland and grassland, dry termite mounds in swamps; 450–1200 m.
Distribution
T4 T6 T7 T8 U1 U3 Sierra Leone, Togo, Nigeria to Sudan, Zaire, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi and Angola

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber; all parts woolly-pilose with reddish-brown hairs; stems cylindric; tendrils 2-fid.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; petiole up to 8 cm. long; leaf-lamina up to 13·5 × 15 cm., circular to broadly elliptic or ovate, acute, obtuse or apiculate at the apex, margin dentate with projecting subulate teeth up to 2 mm. long, deeply cordate at the base, with woolly indumentum, less dense on upper surface; stipules 7 × 3 mm., oblong-falcate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes leaf-opposed; peduncle 2·6–6·5 cm. long; pedicels 4 mm. long, lengthening to 11 mm. in fruit; bracts and bracteoles up to 4 × 1·5 mm., lanceolate.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-bud 2–2·5 mm. long, woolly-pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1 mm. long, subentire, woolly-pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary pilose; style 1 mm. long; stigma subcapitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 7 × 5 mm. when dry, often with persistent style, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1, 6 × 4 mm., with dorsal crest.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A climbing or trailing herb
Ecology
In savannah regions.

Native to:

Angola, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Cissus rubiginosa (Welw. ex Baker) Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E., Tanzania 3205.000
Welwitsch [1466], Angola K000322827

First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 486 (1887)

Accepted by

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • 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.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Gilg & Brandt in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 46: 475.
  • in DC. Monogr. Ampelid. 485 (1887)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • 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.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Descoings in Fl. Cameroun 13: 90, t. 31 (1972).
  • Dewit in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 538, t. 53 (1960).
  • Exell & Mendonça in Consp. Fl. Angol. 2: 51 (1954).
  • Gilg & Brandt in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 475 (1912).
  • Haerdi in Acta Trop., Suppl. 8: 113 (1964).
  • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 677 (1958).
  • Planch. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 485 (1887).
  • Reekmans in Fl. Rwanda 2: 360, fig. 115/3 (1983).
  • Suesseng. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2, 20d: 259 (1953).
  • Wild & Drummond in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 455 (1966).
  • Wild, Drummond & Gonçalves in Fl. Moçamb. 50: 23 (1969).

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