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  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Rhoicissus Planch.
      1. Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    High-climbing liane; young branchlets ferruginous-tomentose, later glabrescent and with large pale lenticels.
    Tendrils
    Tendrils tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 20 × 16 cm., broadly transversely elliptic to reniform, apex obtuse, margin repand-dentate or in some older leaves repand, base cordate with a wide sinus up to 6 cm. across, very shallowly 3–5-lobed or entire (in the Cape Province, but not in our area, sometimes more deeply lobed or occasionally 3-partite), 3-nerved at the base, glabrescent above, ± ferruginous-tomentose below; petiole up to c. 6 cm. long, ferruginous-tomentose; stipules up to c. 8 × 8 mm., very broadly ovate, entire, ferruginous-tomentose.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of subumbellate or subcapitate densely ferruginous-tomentose cymes; peduncle up to c. 2 cm. long; pedicels up to c. 2 mm. long; bracts similar to the stipules but smaller.
    Flowers
    Flowers densely ferruginous-tomentose.
    Fruits
    Fruit red, up to 2 cm. in diam., globose, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 1–3, brown, 8 × 6 mm., ellipsoid, ± flattened on one side; testa smooth.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Mauritius

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kirkia 3: 18 (1963)

    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