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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central Tanzania to Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Liane to several m. with 4–5-angled stems, glabrescent or with white crisped pubescence; tendrils 2-fid.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves similar to grape vine, simple, broadly transversely elliptic to very broadly ovate, 7–15 cm. long, 7–16 cm. wide, apiculate at the apex, cordate at the base, usually 3–5-lobed for half the length, subsinuate-dentate at the margin, pubescent with ± sparse white hairs; lobes ovate-triangular, acuminate; petiole 4.5–15(– 22) cm. long, often ± densely pubescent; stipules broadly oblong to ± round, 4–6 mm. long, ± densely white-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in leaf-opposed and terminal cymes of umbel-like cymules, 7–17 cm. long, with the inflorescence-leaves small; peduncle 2.5–5 cm. long, pubescent; pedicels 8–10 mm. long, thickening and attaining 1.8 cm. in fruit, densely pubescent but later glabrous; bracts and bracteoles up to 1.5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 1.5 mm. long, 4 mm. wide, entire, densely pubescent when young.
Morphology General Buds
Buds conical ± 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow and carmine, 3–4.5 mm. long, glabrous or with very few hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous; style 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits ellipsoid, 1.7–2 cm. long, 1–1.4 cm. wide, glabrous, 1-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ellipsoid, 1.5 cm. long, smooth with single crest.
Habitat
Woodland, grassland with scattered groups of trees and rocks; 210–1000 m.
Distribution
T6 T8

[FZ]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous; style 1 mm. long; stigma subcapitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 17 × 10 mm. when dry, glabrous; seed 1, 15 mm. long, smooth with a single crest.
Morphology General Habit
Liane; stems 4–5-angled with lax white crisped pubescence or glabrescent; tendrils 2–fid.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; petiole up to 15 cm. long, pubescence as on stems; leaf-lamina up to 15 × 16 cm., broadly transversely elliptic to very broadly ovate, usually 3-lobed up to halfway down, apiculate at the apex, margin subsinuate-dentate, cordate at the base, pubescence as on stems but sparse on upper surface; stipules 4 mm. long, broadly oblong to ± circular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes leaf-opposed and terminal; peduncle up to 3 cm. long with pubescence as on stems; pedicels up to 10 mm. long, becoming thickened and up to 13 mm. long in fruit, densely pubescent, becoming glabrous in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles up to 1·5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-bud 4·5 × 2·5 mm., glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 1·5 mm. long, densely pubescent when young.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments 0·5 mm. long; anthers 1 mm. long.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

Cissus cucumerifolia Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kirk [64], Mozambique K000322833

First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 474 (1887)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gilg & Brandt in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 467 (1912).
  • Planch. in A.& C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 474 (1887).
  • Suesseng. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2, 20d: 257 (1953).
  • Wild & Drummond in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 452 (1966).
  • Wild, Drummond & Gonçalves in Fl. Moçamb. 50: 20 (1969).

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