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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa to NW. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous climber or scrambler 1.5–3 m. long, with swollen roots; stems slender, ribbed or ± polygonal with wings, ± glabrous; tendrils bifid, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 4.5–14 cm. long, 2–5.5 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, rounded to broadly cuneate at the base, finely dentate, glabrous except for the midrib beneath, ± thin; petiole 0.3–3 cm. long, deeply channelled and ± winged, glabrous except sometimes at apex; stipules oblong-triangular, 2–3.5 mm., deeply cordate at base, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences small, 0.5–1.5 cm. long, becoming 2.5 cm. long in fruit, consisting of cymes of umbel-like few-flowered cymules; peduncle 0–5 mm. long; bracts and bracteoles triangular, ± 0.5 mm. long and wide, acute, glabrous; pedicels 1–2 mm. long, ± thickened above, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 1 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla orange-brown or yellowish, ovoid-globose; petals triangular, 1.2–1.5 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits crimson to dark reddish purple, ovoid, 6–8 mm. long, 4–5 mm. wide, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid-reniform, 5–6 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. wide, ± 3 mm. thick, with prominent basal projection; median, lateral and radial crests well marked and raised, the actual seed surface smooth.
Habitat
Forest; 1110–1500 m.
Distribution
T1 U2 U4

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Cissus planchoniana Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11558], Cameroon K000380187

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 258 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Descoings in Fl. Cameroun 13: 120, t. 43 (1972).
  • Descoings in Fl. Gabon 14: 98 (1968)
  • Dewit in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 520 (1960).
  • Gilg & Brandt in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 479 (1912).
  • Gilg in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 258 (1895).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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