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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber to 1.2 m., or probably more, with glabrous stems, ridged and minutely papillate in the dried state; older stems to 8 mm. wide, including corky angles; tendrils simple.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves thin, purplish beneath, oblong-ovate, up to 10.5 cm. long, 6.8 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, shallowly broadly emarginate or cordate or some young leaves subtruncate at the base, shallowly undulate at margin but lateral nerves produced as subulate projections, glabrous; petioles up to 6 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences leaf-opposed, 3-fid into umbel-like cymes; peduncles 1.5–2 cm. long; secondary peduncles 1.5 cm. long; pedicels 6 mm. long, extending to ± 1 cm. in fruit, covered with minute characteristic hairs.
Morphology General Buds
Buds obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shallow, 1.8 mm. wide, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals red, oblong, 2.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc-glands yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit globose, but obovoid when young, 8–9 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed compressed-obovoid with basal projection concave on one side and convex on the other, 8 mm. long, 5.5 mm. wide, 3 mm. thick, with faint traces of 2–3 transverse ridges, otherwise smooth.
Habitat
Semi-evergreen forest with Dialium, Albizia, Milicia, Pteleopsis, etc., 750 m.
Distribution
T8 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Cissus rondoensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [1442], Tanzania K000322841 isotype
Bidgood, S. [1442], Tanzania K000322840 holotype

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 20 (1993)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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