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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climber; root-tubers present; stems jointed, with quadrangular and quinquangular segments on the same plant (often only one sort present on herbarium sheets); quadrangular segments usually rectangular and quinquangular segments pentagonal in their cross-sections; internodes 2.5–16 cm. long, 0.4–1.3 cm. wide, nodes slightly constricted, in older stems, angles straight, reddish brown; quinquangular segments sometimes with fifth angle less pronounced appearing simply as an additional structure.
    Leaves
    Leaves broadly elliptic-ovate, 1.8–6.5 cm. long, 1.5–3 cm. wide, glabrous, shiny, thick (± 1 mm.), fleshy, not flexible, easily snapping when folded in two, margins sparingly serrated with hardened brownish teeth; petioles 2–5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence glabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellowish green, 3–4 mm. long, 2–3 mm. wide, petals sometimes faintly maroon.
    Fruits
    Fruits oblong-ovoid, 0.9–1.5 cm. long, 0.9–1.2 cm. wide, prominently warty.
    Habitat
    Coastal bush and thickets on coral rock and forest edges; 0–900 m.
    Distribution
    K4 K7 P T3 T6 T8 Z not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Other Data

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

    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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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