Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
var. africana

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Ampelocissus africana var. africana

Photo: Helen Pickering
Zambian side of Victoria Falls: within Falls fenced area, over knife edge bridge at the last viewing area of the Falls

Ampelocissus africana var. africana

Photo: Helen Pickering
Zambian side of Victoria Falls: within Falls fenced area, over knife edge bridge at the last viewing area of the Falls

Ampelocissus africana var. africana

Photo: Helen Pickering
Zambian side of Victoria Falls: within Falls fenced area, over knife edge bridge at the last viewing area of the Falls

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Synonyms: Ampelocissus grantii Baker
Ampelocissus mossambicensis (Klotzsch) Planch.
Common names: Mudzambiringa (Shona) Simple-leaved wild grape (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Vigorous climber or sometimes prostrate creeper. Leaves simple, very broadly ovate to almost circular in outline, entire to more or less deeply 3-5-lobed, deeply and broadly cordate at the base; margin toothed or scalloped. Flowers in moderately dense, leaf-opposed heads, wine-red, with a tendril arising from below the flowers on the the inflorescence peduncle. Fruit subspherical, c. 1 cm in diameter, in dense clusters.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: Occurring in woodland and along forest margins
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Guinea to Tchad and Sudan and South to Caprivi, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 31 July 2009
Literature:

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 114. as Ampelocissus africanus (Includes a picture).

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 6 - 7.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1963). Vitaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 3 Kirkia 3 Pages 17 - 18.


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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: Species information: Ampelocissus africana var. africana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137810, retrieved 17 September 2014

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