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  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cissus L.
      1. Cissus guerkeana (Büttner) T.Durand & Schinz

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb to 30 cm. tall; stems annual from a tuberous rootstock; tubers up to 9 × 3 cm., yellowish; stems and branches glabrous or with a few scattered hairs, cylindric, longitudinally ribbed, internodes 1 to 3·5 cm. long, often zig-zag; tendrils absent.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; petiole up to 1 mm. long, glabrous; leaf-lamina 3·5–6 × 0·5–1·5 cm., very narrowly elliptic to elliptic, margin distantly dentate, glabrous or sometimes with sparse hairs along midrib beneath; stipules 3 × 2 mm., triangular.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes leaf-opposed, of few-flowered congested umbels; peduncle 1 cm. long, glabrous; pedicels 2–3 mm. long, glabrous; bracts and bracteoles c. 1 mm. long, triangular.
    Buds
    Flower-bud 1·25 mm. long, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0·75 mm. long.
    Stigma
    Stigma subcapitate.
    Fruits
    Fruit red, 7 × 4 mm.
    Seeds
    Seed 1, 5 × 3·5 mm., smooth.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Cissus guerkeana (Büttner) T.Durand & Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Mém. Couronnés Autres Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Belgique 53: 94 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    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.

    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