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  1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cissus L.
      1. Cissus rondoensis Verdc.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climber to 1.2 m., or probably more, with glabrous stems, ridged and minutely papillate in the dried state; older stems to 8 mm. wide, including corky angles; tendrils simple.
    Leaves
    Leaves thin, purplish beneath, oblong-ovate, up to 10.5 cm. long, 6.8 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, shallowly broadly emarginate or cordate or some young leaves subtruncate at the base, shallowly undulate at margin but lateral nerves produced as subulate projections, glabrous; petioles up to 6 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed, 3-fid into umbel-like cymes; peduncles 1.5–2 cm. long; secondary peduncles 1.5 cm. long; pedicels 6 mm. long, extending to ± 1 cm. in fruit, covered with minute characteristic hairs.
    Buds
    Buds obtuse.
    Calyx
    Calyx shallow, 1.8 mm. wide, entire.
    Corolla
    Petals red, oblong, 2.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide.
    Disc
    Disc-glands yellow.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, but obovoid when young, 8–9 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seed compressed-obovoid with basal projection concave on one side and convex on the other, 8 mm. long, 5.5 mm. wide, 3 mm. thick, with faint traces of 2–3 transverse ridges, otherwise smooth.
    Habitat
    Semi-evergreen forest with Dialium, Albizia, Milicia, Pteleopsis, etc., 750 m.
    Distribution
    T8 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Cissus rondoensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [1442], Tanzania K000322840 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [1442], Tanzania K000322841 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 20 (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
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    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