Cissus cucumerifolia Planch.

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Cissus cucumerifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Cissus cucumerifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Cissus cucumerifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Cissus cucumerifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Cissus cucumerifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Cissus macrantha Wederm.
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Status: Native
Description:
Vigorous liane with 4-5-angled stems more or less densely covered with white pubescence. Tendrils 2-fid. Leaves simple very broadly ovate in outline, up to 15 × 16 cm, 3-lobed; base cordate; margin finely toothed; petiole up to 15 cm long. Inflorescences leaf-opposed and terminal. Calyx c. 1.5 mm, densely pubescent when young. Fruit 17 × 10 mm when dry, hairless.
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Habitat: In riverine forest
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
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Content last updated: Thursday 4 January 2018
Literature:

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 185.

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 20 - 21.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 452.

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Flora of Malawi: Cissus cucumerifolia

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cissus cucumerifolia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=167560, retrieved 16 January 2018

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