Cissampelos L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1031 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Maluku, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 45.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 455 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 1031 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 1138 (1754), pro parte
  • Sp. Pl. 1031 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Ash [655], Ethiopia 37248.000 No
Cheek, M. [7173], Cameroon K000436896 No
Usteri, A. [1/i06], Brazil K001032319 Yes
Queiroz, L.P. [1166], Brazil K001032322 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001032326 Yes
Claussen, P. [s.n.], Brazil K001032325 Yes
Rico, L. [1185], Bolivia K000295026 No
Fróes, R.L. [21053], Brazil K001032320 Yes
Lucena, M.F.A. [29], Brazil K001032317 Yes
Glaziou, A. [9609], Brazil K001032321 Yes
Rodal, M.J.N. [573], Brazil K001032314 Yes
Zappi, D.C. [310], Brazil K001032323 Yes
Cheek, M. [7173], Cameroon K000436151 No
Pereira, B.A.S. [3252], Brazil K001032315 Yes
Fróes, R.L. [20771], Brazil K001032318 Yes
Forster [s.n.], Brazil K001032324 Yes
Sheppard [s.n.] K001032394 Yes
Figueiredo, L.S. [40], Brazil K001032316 Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.