Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Rhoicissus tomentosa

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

Rhoicissus tomentosa

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

Rhoicissus tomentosa

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane forest

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Synonyms: Rhoicissus capensis Planch.
Common names: Common forest grape (English) Large-leaved grape ivy (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Woody climber or liane, reaching up to 20 m into the canopy of evergreen and riverine forest. Young branches, petioles and leaf-opposed tendrils densely covered with rusty, woolly hairs. Leaves alternate, 3-veined from the base, broadly rounded or kidney-shaped, shiny dark green above, paler below; margin dentate. Flowers in dense stalked heads, small, creamy-green. Fruit spherical, fleshy, red to black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tomentosa: tomentose, densely woolly
Habitat: Evergreen and riverine forest
Altitude range: 675 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS,M
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 22 July 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 556. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 257.

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.

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 8 - 10. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1963). Vitaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 3 Kirkia 3 Pages 18 - 19.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 444.

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Flora of Malawi: Rhoicissus tomentosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rhoicissus tomentosa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhoicissus tomentosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Rhoicissus tomentosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rhoicissus tomentosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhoicissus tomentosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhoicissus tomentosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhoicissus tomentosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rhoicissus tomentosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Rhoicissus tomentosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhoicissus tomentosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Rhoicissus tomentosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhoicissus tomentosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhoicissus tomentosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rhoicissus tomentosa
Tropicos: Rhoicissus tomentosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Rhoicissus tomentosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137850, retrieved 16 July 2019

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