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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climbing or straggling fleshy shrub to ± 1 m.; stems green when young, jointed, 8-sided or appearing 12-sided due to grooves, with 4 deeply channelled faces alternating with intermediate convex faces, the stem appearing ± round; in older stems the green or greyish green faces shallowly to deeply grooved alternating with hardened whitish grey intermediate faces ± 2.2 mm. wide, scabridulous and minutely pubescent, striate when dry; green faces wrinkled when dry and with prominent close raised dots (stomata); each angle of the stem is rather like a railway-line in section; internodes 3–11 cm. long, 0.4–1 cm. wide; transverse bands of fibres present beneath the intermediate faces in mature stems; tendrils simple, minutely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deep green with cream venation, present on youngest shoots, soon falling, broadly ovate, thin and flexible, capable of folding completely without snapping, 1–5 cm. long, 1.5–6(–8) cm. wide, shallowly to deeply 3-lobed, each lobe with ± 3 coarse acute teeth, pubescent on both surfaces; petioles 0–5 cm. long; stipules oblong-ovate, 4 mm. long and wide, ± auriculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences finely pubescent, up to 4 cm. long, the peduncle and secondary axes rather stout, ± 1.5 cm. long, die latter shortly divided and nodular at apex, each nodule ± 3-flowered; pedicels 7–8 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide (in life); entire, ± pubescent or glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellowish green, at least sometimes reddish outside, ovate, 2.5 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, glabrous except for ± 1 hair at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits ovoid, 7 mm. long and wide (dry), smooth.
Habitat
Scattered scrub on rocky ground; 900–1250 m.
Distribution
K1 K6 K7

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

Cissus adeyana Masinde & L.E.Newton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [8123], Kenya 15548.000 holotype
Bally, P.R.O. [8123], Kenya K000322842 isotype

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Vitac.: 44 (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
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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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