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: Cissus is the Greek word for ivy
Worldwide: c. 200 species in tropical and warm areas
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.Insects associated with this genus:
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Cissus:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: CissusFlora of Caprivi
: CissusFlora of Malawi
: CissusFlora of Mozambique
: CissusFlora of Zambia
: CissusFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): CissusFlora Zambesiaca
web site: CissusGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for CissusIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): CissusKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cissus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=928, retrieved 26 August 2016