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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to N. Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb or ± climbing, 0.6–1 m. tall from extensive woody rootstock with swollen tubers 4.5–10 cm. in diameter; stems cylindrical, striate, pubescent with short crisped usually ferruginous hairs and scattered shining black medifixed hairs; tendrils absent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, round to broadly oblong or rhombic, 4.5–13 cm. long, 3.5–12 cm. wide, apiculate at the apex, subcordate at the base, sometimes faintly 3-lobed, distinctly narrowly serrate, pubescent, particularly on venation beneath and with scattered shining black medifixed hairs particularly on undersurface; petiole 1–3.5 cm. long, pubescent; stipules triangular or oblong, 3 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in usually trichotomous cymes; peduncle 2–6.5 cm. long, pubescent; pedicels 3–5 mm. long, lengthening to 1 cm., densely covered with shining black deciduous medifixed hairs; bracts and bracteoles ± ovate, 1.5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx brown, ± 1 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, entire, densely pubescent with white hairs and with scattered black medifixed hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals green or yellow and brown, 1.5–2 mm. long, pubescent with white hairs beneath, and very densely covered with shining black medifixed hairs above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with black medifixed hairs; style 0.5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit compressed oblong-ovoid, 1 cm. long, 7 mm. wide, glabrous, rugose and ridged in the dry state.
Habitat
Brachystegia woodland; 1050–1500 m.
Distribution
T4 T5 T7

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb; stem cylindrical, striate, tomentellous with short crisped hairs and scattered shining black medifixed hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; petiole up to 3 cm. long, with pubescence as on stems; leaf-lamina up to 8·5 × 8·5 cm., very broadly oblong to circular, apiculate at the apex, margin serrate, subcordate at the base, pubescent above and below, with the hairs beneath ± confined to the veins, with scattered shining black medifixed hairs on both surfaces but especially beneath; basal nerves 3–5; secondary nerves in 4–5 pairs; stipules triangular with pubescence as on stems.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes trichotomously branched; peduncle 4·5 cm. long, indumentum as for stems; pedicels up to 5 mm. long, thickening and lengthening to 10 mm. in fruit, densely covered with shining black caducous medifixed hairs; bracts and bracteoles up to 1·5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-bud up to 2 mm. long, pubescent with white hairs in lower 1/3 and very densely covered with shining black medifixed hairs in upper 2/3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx up to 1 mm. long, entire, densely pubescent with white hairs and with scattered black medifixed hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with black medifixed hairs; style 0·5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit glabrescent; (ripe fruits unknown).

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Cissus quarrei Dewit appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 29: 291 (1959)

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.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Verdcourt, B. (1993). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Vitaceae: 1-149.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dewit in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 29: 291 (1959)
  • Dewit in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 536 (1960).
  • Wild & Drummond in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 453 (1966).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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