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

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb to 30 cm. tall; stems annual from a tuberous rootstock; tubers up to 9 × 3 cm., yellowish; stems and branches glabrous or with a few scattered hairs, cylindric, longitudinally ribbed, internodes 1 to 3·5 cm. long, often zig-zag; tendrils absent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; petiole up to 1 mm. long, glabrous; leaf-lamina 3·5–6 × 0·5–1·5 cm., very narrowly elliptic to elliptic, margin distantly dentate, glabrous or sometimes with sparse hairs along midrib beneath; stipules 3 × 2 mm., triangular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes leaf-opposed, of few-flowered congested umbels; peduncle 1 cm. long, glabrous; pedicels 2–3 mm. long, glabrous; bracts and bracteoles c. 1 mm. long, triangular.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-bud 1·25 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 0·75 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma subcapitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit red, 7 × 4 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1, 5 × 3·5 mm., smooth.

Native to:

Angola, Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Zaïre

Cissus guerkeana (Büttner) T.Durand & Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mém. Couronnés Autres Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Belgique 53: 94 (1896)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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 Zambesiaca
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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