Cyphostemma omburense (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc.

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Cyphostemma omburense

Photo: Tony Benn
near Kgale hill, Gaberone

Cyphostemma omburense

Photo: Tony Benn
near Kgale hill, Gaberone

Cyphostemma omburense

Photo: Tony Benn
near Kgale hill, Gaberone

Cyphostemma omburense

Photo: Tony Benn
near Kgale hill, Gaberone

Cyphostemma omburense

Photo: Tony Benn
near Kgale hill, Gaberone

Cyphostemma omburense

Photo: Tony Benn
near Kgale hill, Gaberone

Cyphostemma omburense

Photo: Tony Benn
near Kgale hill, Gaberone

Cyphostemma omburense

Photo: Tony Benn
near Kgale hill, Gaberone

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Synonyms: Cissus omburensis Gilg & M.Brandt
Cissus. unguiformifolia C.A.Sm.
Cyphostemma schlechteri sensu Wild & R.B. Drumm. in FZ 2(2): 463 (1966), p.p. non (Gilg & Brandt) Desc.
Cyphostemma unguiformifolium (C.A.Sm.) Desc.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate herb with up to 1m long. Tendrils present and distinctly curled at the end. Leaves (sub-)sessile, 3-5-foliolate, glaucous, fleshy.
Notes: See Cyphosptemma schlechteri for comparison which is a more erect species usually lacking conspicuously curled tendrils and with inflorescences appearing more terminal.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On rocky or sandy soils
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, And Northern Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 5 December 2020
Literature:

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. included under C. shlechteri

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 228. (Includes a picture).

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. as Cyphostemma schlechteri

Retief, E. & Crouch, N.R. (2010). Notes on African plants: Vitaceae; The Status of Cyphostemma unguiformifolium in Southern Africa Bothalia 40(2) Pages 167 - 169. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 111. as Cyphostemma schlechteri

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Page 31. as Cyphostemma schlechteri

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 463. as Cyphostemma schlechteri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyphostemma omburense
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyphostemma omburense
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyphostemma omburense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyphostemma omburense
Plants of the World Online: Cyphostemma omburense
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cyphostemma omburense.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138190, retrieved 2 August 2021

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