Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.

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Cissampelos mucronata

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Cleveland Dam

Cissampelos mucronata

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Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Cissampelos mucronata

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Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

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Synonyms: Cissampelos macrostachya Klotzsch
Cissampelos pareira L. var. mucronata (A. Rich.) Engl.
Cissampelos senensis Klotzsch
Common names: Hairy heartleaf (English) Heart-leaved vine (English) Nyakuta (Shona) Ruzambu (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Liane with a woody rootstock. The leaves are subpeltate, ovate-cordate and covered in greyish indumentum; mucronate at the apex; flowers axillary or in false racemes, sexes separate; fruits green, turning bright red when ripe, held in pubescent leaf-like bracts.
Derivation of specific name: mucronata: with a small apical point; mucronate
Habitat: In open habitats: grassland and burnt veld.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Namibia and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 296. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 86.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 219.

Troupin, G. (1962). Monographie des Menispermaceae africaines Mémoires in-8° Nouvelle série XIII-2 Académie royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer Pages 279 - 286.


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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cissampelos mucronata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cissampelos mucronata
Ispot Southern Africa : Cissampelos mucronata
JSTOR Plant Science: Cissampelos mucronata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cissampelos mucronata
Tropicos: Cissampelos mucronata
West African Plants database: Cissampelos mucronata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cissampelos mucronata., retrieved 26 May 2016

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