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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & SW. Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Spreading herb up to at least 60 cm. long, probably from a large tuber; stems pale brown, glabrous; tendrils absent.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly ovate to narrowly lanceolate or ± elliptic, 1.2–6.5 cm. long, 0.5–2.5 cm. wide, sharply acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, margined and with subulate emergent nerve endings, glabrous; petiole 0.4–1.4 cm. long; stipules whitish, hyaline, asymmetrically triangular, 2.5–5 mm. long, 1.5–3.5 mm. wide, entirely glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence leaf-opposed, compact, 1–1.5 cm. wide, of 2–3 umbel-like cymules, glabrous; peduncle 0.5–2 cm. long; pedicels 2–4 mm. long, glabrous; bracts similar to stipules, 1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.5 mm. wide, shallowly toothed, glabrous.
    Buds
    Buds obtuse.
    Corolla
    Petals red, reddish brown or greenish yellow, ovate, 2 mm. long, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruits not seen.
    Habitat
    Woodland, low shrubs on sand, swampy places; 1050–1200 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T4 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Other Data

    Cissus pseudoguerkeana Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 8, 1995 Richards, H.M. [20757], Tanzania K000073016 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 24 (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