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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climber; root-tubers present; stem jointed, 8-sided, with 4 broad green faces alternating with 4 much narrower (± 1–1.7 mm.) planar intermediate whitish grey faces, usually green but sometimes purplish maroon in young stems; internodes 3–13 cm. long, 0.4–1 cm. wide, nodes usually slightly constricted, a transverse band of fibres present below each intermediate face in addition to fibre bundles associated with the vascular bundles; stomata very close and evident on wide faces in dry state.
    Leaves
    Leaves either shallowly or deeply 3-lobed, green or faintly maroon coloured especially along margins, 2–5 cm. long, 2–6 cm. wide, glabrous, slightly hirsute on both surfaces, thin (± 0.5 mm.), flexible and can be folded completely in two without snapping, veins cream, bulging on lower surface; petiole ±1–5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence glabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellowish green, sometimes pinkish outside, 3–4 mm. long, 1.7–2 mm. wide, tepals sometimes faintly maroon.
    Fruits
    Fruits smooth, ovoid.
    Habitat
    Bushland in rocky areas; 50–1220 m.
    Distribution
    K4 K7 T2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mbugua, P.K. [387a], Kenya K000322843 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 43 (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