4918.000 Cissus L.

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: 9 taxa.

Cissus quadrangularis

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
cornifolia (Baker) Planch.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
grisea (Baker) Planch.NDescription, Image
integrifolia (Baker) Planch.N,E,SDescription, Image
petiolata Hook. f.[LR-nt]EDescription, Image
producta Afzel.[LR-nt]E
quadrangularis L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
rotundifolia (Forssk.) VahlE,SDescription, Image
trothae Gilg & M. BrandtN
welwitschii (Baker) Planch.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cissus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cissus
Flora of Mozambique: Cissus
Flora of Zambia: Cissus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cissus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cissus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cissus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cissus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cissus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cissus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=928, retrieved 1 October 2014

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