Skip to main content
  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cissus L.
      1. Cissus schmitzii Dewit

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Woody climber; stems cylindric, pubescent when young with scattered shining black medifixed hairs, glabrescent when older; tendrils 2-fid.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; petiole up to 13 cm. long, tomentellous, with scattered black medifixed hairs; leaf-lamina up to 20 × 16 cm., broadly ovate to subcircular, abruptly acuminate at the apex, margin serrate, cordate at the base, sparsely pubescent above, tomentellous below with scattered shining black medifixed hairs on both surfaces; basal nerves 3–5; secondary nerves in 5–8 pairs; stipules up to 5 mm. long, oblong, pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes lax; whole inflorescence from peduncle to buds with a crisped white indumentum densely interspersed with shining black medifixed hairs; peduncle up to 10 cm. long; pedicels up to 7 mm. long, lengthening to 12 mm. in fruit.
    Buds
    Flower-bud 2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx up to 1 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary with black medifixed hairs; style 1–1·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 10–15 × 8 mm., ovoid, glabrescent.
    Seeds
    Seed 1, 10 × 5 mm., with a strong dorsal crest and a lateral ridge on each side branching into smaller ridges.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Cissus schmitzii Dewit appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 29: 292 (1959)

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

    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