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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect, scrambling or trailing woody herb 0.6–1 m. tall; stems stout, cylindrical, striate when dry, woody, densely rusty pubescent; roots clustered, swollen, 30–60 cm. long; tendrils absent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mature at flowering time, ovate to suborbicular, ± rounded angled in outline, (5.5–)9–28 cm. long, 8–25 cm. wide, rounded at the apex, broadly emarginate to truncate at the base, initially ferruginous floccose-woolly all over but becoming green and sparsely pubescent to glabrous above as it rubs off, but persistently velvety beneath; petioles 3–20 cm. long; stipules oblong-lanceolate, 6 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, ferruginous pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed, 1.5–9.5 cm. long, the ultimate 4–5 umbel-like cymules 10–25-flowered; peduncles 1.3–4 cm. long; pedicels 3–7 mm. long; axes densely reddish hairy.
    Buds
    Buds ovoid, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.5 mm. long, densely reddish hairy.
    Corolla
    Petals red, oblong-ovate, 1.8 mm. long, 1.3 mm. wide.
    Fruits
    Fruits red, globose to ellipsoid, 1–1.4 cm. long, 0.8–1.2 cm. wide, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, rounded cushion-shaped, 9 mm. long, 8 mm. wide, 4–5 mm. thick, the basal projection very short, biconvex if 1 per fruit but with one face flat if 2 per fruit, with circummarginal ridge but otherwise smooth.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland on rocky hillsides, boggy grassland on laterite; 990–1550 m.
    Distribution
    T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Cissus milnei Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 16, 1991 Milne-Redhead, E. [8625], Tanzania K000771534
    Oct 16, 1991 Milne-Redhead, E. [8625], Tanzania K000771535
    Oct 16, 1991 Bidgood, S. [619], Tanzania K000771536
    Robson, N.K.B. [920] K000322828 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [5125], Tanzania K000190353

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 28 (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
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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