Cayratia ibuensis (Hook. f.) Suess.

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Cayratia ibuensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National park.

Cayratia ibuensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National park.

Cayratia ibuensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National park.

Cayratia ibuensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National park.

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Synonyms: Cissus ibuensis Hook. f.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional.
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herbaceous climber with leaf-opposed tendrils. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets up to 8 × 4 cm, ovate to elliptic; pointed at the apex; lateral leaflets often more or less lobed on on side; margin serrate-denticulate; petiole 1-5 cm long; petiolule of median leaflet up to 1.7 cm long. Inflorescences axillary on peduncles up to 9 cm long. Flowers greenish, often tinged purple-red. Fruit subglobose, 1 cm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ibuensis: of the Ibo or Igbo region in south-central and southeastern Nigeria, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: Riverine vegetation, on alluvial soils and rarely in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 17 September 2013
Literature:

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 102.

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 Page 53.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 492 - 493. (Includes a picture).

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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: Cayratia ibuensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179860, retrieved 20 September 2019

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