Cyphostemma subciliatum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Cyphostemma subciliatum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Zalula Pan, Catapu, Mozambique

Cyphostemma subciliatum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Zalula Pan, Catapu, Mozambique

Cyphostemma subciliatum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Zalula Pan, Catapu, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Cissus marionae Exell & Mendonça
Cissus subciliata (Baker) Planch.
Cissus subciliata (Baker) Planch. var. stuartii Planch.
Cissus subciliata (Baker) Planch. var. kirkii Planch.
Cissus subglabrescens Planch.
Vitis subciliata Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Climbing herb. Tendrils present. Leaves (sub)sessile, 3-5-foliolate, ± glaucous; leaflets up to c. 10 × 4 cm, narrowly obovate to elliptic, sparsely puberulous when young, becoming ± glabrous; margins crenate-serrate or serrate. Inflorescence composed of lax cymes which are terminal on side branches; pedicels puberulous or glabrous, eglandular. Flowers greenish-yellow. Ovary glabrous. Fruit red, ellipsoid, glabrous or with a few glandular hairs.
Derivation of specific name: subciliatum: somewhat fringed with hairs; somewhat ciliate
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
Growth form(s): Climber.
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Content last updated: Sunday 3 September 2017

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

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 37 - 38.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 474 - 476. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cyphostemma subciliatum., retrieved 1 March 2024

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