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  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Rhoicissus Planch.
      1. Rhoicissus rhomboidea (E.Mey. ex Harv.) Planch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Scrambling vine or tall liane; young parts ferruginous-villous with long weak hairs, soon glabrescent; tendrils glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole up to 2·3 cm. long; stipules not seen; leaflet-lamina up to 6 × 4 cm., terminal obovate, laterals asymmetric, rhomboid, apex acuminate, margins with c. 6 acuminate dentations, base cuneate; petiolules up to 1–4 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of moderately dense cymes, branches of inflorescence ± persistently ferruginous-villous; peduncle up to 1 cm. long; pedicels c. 2 mm. long; bracts c. 8 × 6 mm., rotund, ferruginous-villous.
    Flowers
    Flowers glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 1 cm. diam., subglobose, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–2, c. 8 × 7 mm., ellipsoid-globose, one side flattened when seeds in pairs; testa pale brown, slightly rugose, not furrowed.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Rhoicissus rhomboidea (E.Mey. ex Harv.) Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 467 (1887)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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