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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber; root-tubers present; stems jointed, with quadrangular and quinquangular segments on the same plant (often only one sort present on herbarium sheets); quadrangular segments usually rectangular and quinquangular segments pentagonal in their cross-sections; internodes 2.5–16 cm. long, 0.4–1.3 cm. wide, nodes slightly constricted, in older stems, angles straight, reddish brown; quinquangular segments sometimes with fifth angle less pronounced appearing simply as an additional structure.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly elliptic-ovate, 1.8–6.5 cm. long, 1.5–3 cm. wide, glabrous, shiny, thick (± 1 mm.), fleshy, not flexible, easily snapping when folded in two, margins sparingly serrated with hardened brownish teeth; petioles 2–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellowish green, 3–4 mm. long, 2–3 mm. wide, petals sometimes faintly maroon.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits oblong-ovoid, 0.9–1.5 cm. long, 0.9–1.2 cm. wide, prominently warty.
Habitat
Coastal bush and thickets on coral rock and forest edges; 0–900 m.
Distribution
K4 K7 P T3 T6 T8 Z not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

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

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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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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