Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.

First published in Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 24(2): 253 (1935)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical Africa to Botswana. It is a climber and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Accepted Infraspecifics

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517. [Cited as Ampelocissus grantii.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Descoings in Fl. Cameroun 13: 10, t. 2 (1972).
  • Haerdi in Acta Trop., Suppl. 8: 111 (1964).
  • Lavie, Vitacées Ouest afric., Esp. sénégal.: 10, t. 1 (1990).
  • Merr. in Trans. Amer. Phil. Soc., n.s. 24: 253 (1935).
  • Reekmans in Fl. Rwanda 2: 354 (1983).
  • Suesseng. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2, 20d: 302 (1953).
  • Vollesen in Opera Bot. 59: 61 (1980).
  • Wild & Drummond in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 442, t. 93 (1966).
  • Wild & Drummond in Kirkia 3: 17 (1963).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7011], Cameroon K000197594 No
Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [255], Cameroon K000086469 No
Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [60], Cameroon K000086472 No
Jan 1, 1992 Nguembock, F. [74], Cameroon K000086473 No
Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1458], Cameroon K000086471 No
Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1458], Cameroon K000086470 No
Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [255], Cameroon K000086468 No
Jan 1, 1984 Fay, J.M. [5784], Central African Republic K000801166 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [8343], Tanzania 3197.000 No
Volkens, G. [2239], Tanzania K000322764 isotype Yes
Meller, C.J., Tanzania K000322765 Unknown type material Yes
Bojeri K000322766 syntype Yes
Speke and Grant, Capt's. [208] K000322767 holotype Yes
Jaeger, P. [4972], Mali K000385987 No
Jaeger, P. [4999], Mali K000385989 No

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