Ampelocissus multistriata (Baker) Planch.

First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 389 (1887)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical Africa. It is a liana and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber or liane with cylindric hollow glabrous finely striate stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves digitately 3–5-foliolate, rarely simple and 5-lobed; leaflets narrowly obovate or elliptic, the terminal one largest, the outermost laterals often asymmetric, 5–22 cm. long, 2–11 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, serrate or serrate-crenate, glabrous; petiole 6.5–13 cm. long; petiolules 0–5(–15) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in rather lax much-branched panicles of cymes; peduncle 5–14 cm. long, with the tendril branching ±1.5 cm. below the rhachis; pedicels 1.5–2 mm. long, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx salver-shaped, 1 mm. diameter, entire or undulate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals reddish pink or vinaceous, less often cream, oblong, 2 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ±1.5 mm. long, with vinaceous filaments and yellow anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk vinaceous, cupular, almost hiding the 5-angled ovary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits green, ellipsoid, 1–1.4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds dark brown, oblong-ellipsoid, 9 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. wide; ventral keel strong; dorsal groove evident with ± 6 ridge-like rugae on either side.
Habitat
Markhamia, Stereospermum, Commiphora, Panicum bushland on steep slopes; 125–900 m.
Distribution
T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8
[FTEA]

Vitaceae, H. Wild and R. B. Drummond. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Liane or climber with cylindric hollow glabrous finely striate stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (3) 5-foliolate or very occasionally simple and 5-lobed; petiole up to 13 cm. long, glabrous, finely striate; leaflets subsessile (or petiolule of terminal leaflet up to c. 5 mm. long); leaflet-lamina up to 22 × 11 cm., membranous, the lateral ones somewhat smaller than the terminal one, terminal leaflet narrowly obovate, lateral ones elliptic with the basal pair often asymmetric, apices acuminate, margins strongly serrate or serrate-crenate, bases cuneate, glabrous on both sides, paler below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of rather lax much-branched paniculate cymes; peduncle up to 11 cm. long, glabrous, tendril branching from peduncle c. 1·5 cm. below the base of the inflorescence-rhachis; rhachis and all branches of inflorescence puberulous; pedicels up to 2 mm. long, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1 mm. in diam., salver-shaped, glabrous, entire or undulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals wine-coloured (or cream), 1 mm. long, oblong, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than the corolla lobes with wine-coloured filaments and yellow anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk wine-coloured, cupular and almost hiding the pentagonal ovary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 1 cm. long, ellipsoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds dark brown, up to 9 × 4 mm., oblong-ellipsoid.
[FZ]

Ampelidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A large herbaceous climber with glabrous, striate stems
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence crowded, reddish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits smooth, grape-like
Ecology
In the savannah regions.
[FWTA]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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