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  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cissus L.
      1. Cissus sylvicola Masinde & L.E.Newton

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Liane to 12 m.; lateral roots often tuberous; younger stems rather slender with internodes variously 4-, 5-, 6- or indistinctly angled, glabrous, green, leafy; internodes 2–8 cm. long, 4–10 mm. wide; in age stems mostly becoming 4–5-angled 3.5–4 cm. wide with prominent corky wings to 1.5 cm. broad on angles, no transverse band of fibres present beneath angles in stem-section; tendrils simple, 6–13 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves slightly to markedly fleshy, usually snapping easily when folded, glabrous, 2–5–10 cm. long, 4–11 cm. wide, rhombic, ovate or circular, sometimes shallowly 3-lobed, sometimes folded adaxially along midrib, apex shortly acuminate or rounded, base subcordate or rounded, margin with regular short teeth, young leaf mostly crimson-purple, becoming green when mature; petioles thick, 1–2.7 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence lateral, 15–25 cm. long, branching, the branches 5–7 cm. long and bearing flowers in umbellate clusters, axes with ferruginous tomentum; pedicels 10–12 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flower buds ovoid, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 1 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Petals to 5 mm. long, sometimes constricted in upper third.
    Fruits
    Fruits ovoid, 4–8 cm. long, 4–6 cm. wide with slight swellings.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest, also forest on rocky hills and coral limestone and thicket; 5–500 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K7 T3 T6

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Other Data

    Cissus sylvicola Masinde & L.E.Newton appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 18 (1993)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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