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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Deciduous climber or trailing shrub; stems purplish, ferruginous pubescent and with medifixed black hairs; older ones woody with longitudinally wrinkled brownish bark, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate or triangular-ovate, 2.5–6.5 cm. long, 1.3–5 cm. wide, long-acuminate or cuspidate at the apex, truncate or shallowly emarginate at the base, closely denticulate with narrow subulate teeth, ± glabrous above except for short hairs on nervation and scattered medifixed black hairs, more densely pubescent on venation beneath and with more numerous black hairs; petiole 0.8–2.5 cm. long, with denser similar mixed indumentum; stipules rounded-ovate, ± 1.5 mm. long and wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed, 3–8 cm. long, with all axes with similar black and brown pubescence; ultimate umbel-like cymules ± 10-flowered; peduncles 1–4.5 cm. long; pedicels 2–8 mm. long; bracts and bracteoles similar to the stipules, 0.5–1 mm. long.
    Buds
    Buds ovoid, 2 mm. long, the corolla puberulous but tipped with rather longer pubescence and black medifixed hairs at apex.
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular, 0.5–1 mm. long, shortly pubescent.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow-green, oblong, 1.5 mm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary with dense black medifixed hairs.
    Fruits
    Fruits unknown.
    Habitat
    ‘Plains’, presumably grassland with trees, and evergreen thickets at escarpment edges; 480–820 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T8 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Cissus wallacei Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [7620], Tanzania K000322839 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 33 (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