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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing or straggling fleshy shrub to ± 1 m.; stems green when young, jointed, 8-sided or appearing 12-sided due to grooves, with 4 deeply channelled faces alternating with intermediate convex faces, the stem appearing ± round; in older stems the green or greyish green faces shallowly to deeply grooved alternating with hardened whitish grey intermediate faces ± 2.2 mm. wide, scabridulous and minutely pubescent, striate when dry; green faces wrinkled when dry and with prominent close raised dots (stomata); each angle of the stem is rather like a railway-line in section; internodes 3–11 cm. long, 0.4–1 cm. wide; transverse bands of fibres present beneath the intermediate faces in mature stems; tendrils simple, minutely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves deep green with cream venation, present on youngest shoots, soon falling, broadly ovate, thin and flexible, capable of folding completely without snapping, 1–5 cm. long, 1.5–6(–8) cm. wide, shallowly to deeply 3-lobed, each lobe with ± 3 coarse acute teeth, pubescent on both surfaces; petioles 0–5 cm. long; stipules oblong-ovate, 4 mm. long and wide, ± auriculate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences finely pubescent, up to 4 cm. long, the peduncle and secondary axes rather stout, ± 1.5 cm. long, die latter shortly divided and nodular at apex, each nodule ± 3-flowered; pedicels 7–8 mm. long, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide (in life); entire, ± pubescent or glabrous.
    Corolla
    Petals yellowish green, at least sometimes reddish outside, ovate, 2.5 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, glabrous except for ± 1 hair at apex.
    Fruits
    Fruits ovoid, 7 mm. long and wide (dry), smooth.
    Habitat
    Scattered scrub on rocky ground; 900–1250 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K6 K7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bally, P.R.O. [8123], Kenya 15548.000 holotype
    Bally, P.R.O. [8123], Kenya K000322842 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 44 (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