4918.000 Cissus L.

Description of the genus

Erect or climbing perennial herbs or shrubs, sometimes succulent (quadrangularis); tendrils leaf-opposed or 0. Stipules present. Leaves simple (in ours), lobed or digitately 3-7-foliolate. Flowers 4-merous, bisexual, in leaf-opposed or terminal cymes. Fl. bud conic, not constricted at the middle. Disk annular, entire or lobed. Seeds 1(-2).

Derivation of name: From the Greek, kissos, meaning ivy.

Worldwide: c. 200 species in tropical and warm areas.

Mozambique: 16 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Agoma trimenii (Trimen's false tiger)
Euchloron megaera (Verdant hawk)
Cissus cucumerifolia

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aralioides (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.N,ZImage
aristolochiifolia Planch.[NrEnd]Z
bathyrhakodes Werderm.[NrEnd][VU]Z,MSDescription, Image
cornifolia (Baker) Planch.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
cucumerifolia Planch.N,MSDescription, Image
faucicola Wild & Drumm.T
grisea (Baker) Planch.TDescription, Image
integrifolia (Baker) Planch.N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
petiolata Hook. f.Z,T,MSDescription, Image
producta Afzel.MS
quadrangularis L.Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
rotundifolia (Forssk.) VahlT,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
rubiginosa (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.N
schmitzii DewitN
trothae Gilg & M. BrandtT
welwitschii (Baker) Planch.Z,T,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cissus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cissus
Flora of Caprivi: Cissus
Flora of Malawi: Cissus
Flora of Zambia: Cissus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cissus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cissus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cissus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cissus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cissus
Wikipedia: Cissus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cissus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cissus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cissus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=928, retrieved 10 August 2022

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