Cyphostemma junceum (Webb) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Cyphostemma junceum

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Quarry kopje; rocky slopes on left of entry road

Cyphostemma junceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner, Arcturus

Cyphostemma junceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner, Arcturus

Cyphostemma junceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools not far from the Hide, Umfurudzi Safari Area.

Cyphostemma junceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools not far from the Hide, Umfurudzi Safari Area.

Cyphostemma junceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools not far from the Hide, Umfurudzi Safari Area.

Cyphostemma junceum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools not far from the Hide, Umfurudzi Safari Area.

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Synonyms: Cissus jatrophoides (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
Cissus juncea Webb
Vitis jatrophoides Welw. ex Baker
Vitis juncea Webb (Baker)
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 1.3 m. Tendrils absent. Leaves large, digitately 3-foliolate (rarely 5-foliolate), hairless, blue-green, up to 30 × 8 cm; often flushed deep purple when young; margins sharply serrate. Inflorescences terminal. Flowers greenish-red. Fruit purple-black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: junceum: Juncus- or rush-like
Habitat: Mostly in Brachystegia woodland.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: from West Africa to Sudan and South to Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 18 January 2009
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 68 - 69. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 118.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 83.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 102.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 186.

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 31 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 465 - 466.

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Flora of Malawi: Cyphostemma junceum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyphostemma junceum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cyphostemma junceum
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyphostemma junceum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyphostemma junceum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyphostemma junceum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyphostemma junceum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Cyphostemma junceum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyphostemma junceum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyphostemma junceum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyphostemma junceum
Tropicos: Cyphostemma junceum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cyphostemma junceum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138060, retrieved 20 November 2017

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