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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Caprivi Strip.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Extensive climber to 5 m. reaching tops of trees or thicket-forming; older stems woody, sometimes with corky surface, not winged, producing gum-like exudate when cut, ± glabrous except for a few scattered hairs when young but sometimes with low tubercles; tendrils bifid, becoming woody.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, broadly ovate, 3.5–12.5 cm. long, 2–12 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, truncate, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, entire or obscurely toothed; tertiary venation plane; petiole 2–9 cm. long; stipules very broadly ovate, up to 2 mm. long and wide, ciliate, soon falling.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax cymes; peduncle 1.5–6 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 mm. long, glabrous to minutely puberulous; bracts and bracteoles broadly ovate, ± 1 mm. long and wide.
Morphology General Buds
Buds broadly oblong-cylindric, 2.5 mm. long, 2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–3 mm. wide, ± 0.5 mm. long, entire, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellowish green or whitish, oblong or ovate, falling almost immediately, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary white, glabrous; style 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pink or red to dark purple with a bloom, ellipsoid, 2–3 cm. long, 1–2.5 cm. wide, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1, compressed-ovoid, 1.6 cm. long, 8 mm. wide, with strong dorsal crest and a few lateral ridges.
Habitat
Evergreen forest, woodland, bushland and grassland, often on rocky scarps; (5–)10–940 m.
Distribution
K7 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber to tops of trees; older sterns woody, not winged, producing gumlike exudate when cut; plant with scattered caducous hairs when young, otherwise ± glabrous; tendrils 2-fid, becoming woody on older sterns.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; petiole up to 5 cm. long; leaf-lamina up to 10·3 × 9·3 cm. but usually smaller, broadly ovate, acuminate at the apex, margin entire or obscurely dentate, usually truncate at the base or sometimes slightly cordate or rounded, tertiary veins on lower surface not raised; stipules 2 × 2 mm., very broadly ovate, ciliate, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes lax; peduncle up to 6 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 mm. long; bracts and bracteoles up to 1 × 1 mm., broadly ovate.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-bud 2·5 × 2 mm., very broadly oblong-cylindric.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 0·5 mm. long, ± entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellowish-green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous; style 1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ripe fruit red with a bloom, up to 20 × 10 mm., ellipsoid, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1, 16 × 8 mm., with a strong dorsal crest and a few lateral ridges.

Native to:

Burundi, Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Cissus integrifolia Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Verdcourt, B. [1906], Kenya 11523.000
Wild, H. [44563], Zimbabwe 11524.000
Robson, N.K.B. [1586], Malawi 25611.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [7622], Tanzania 4956.000
Kirk, J., Mozambique K000322837
Kirk [s.n.], Mozambique K000322838

First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 483 (1887)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak.f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany Bot. 40: 46 (1911).
  • Dewit in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 513, fig. 13/F (1960).
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 231 (1962).
  • Gilg & Brandt in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 462 (1911).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 27 (1949).
  • Planch. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 483 (1887).
  • Suesseng. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2, 20d: 256 (1953).
  • Wild & Drummond in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 449 (1966).
  • Wild, Drummond & Gonçalves in Fl. Moçamb.2: 360 (1983).

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