Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
subsp. kirkiana (Planch.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge.

Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge, Mwenezi.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Wild grape (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Semi-erect or climbing perennial, up to 2 m. Leaves 3 to 5-foliolate, somewhat leathery; leaflet margins irregularly serrate. Flowers in dense compact heads on a long peduncle, normally with tendrils, deep red with yellow anthers. The fruits, small red berries, are tart but edible.
Notes: Subsp obtusata occurs north of Zimbabwe. It is a more erect, shrub, mostly without tendrils and subsessile leaflets.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland areas and on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Caprivi-Namibia and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 October 2015
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 111.

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 228. as Ampelocissus obtusata

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

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1963). Vitaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 3 Kirkia 3 Pages 16 - 17.


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Flora of Zambia: Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ampelocissus obtusata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ampelocissus obtusata
Ispot Southern Africa : Ampelocissus obtusata
JSTOR Plant Science: Ampelocissus obtusata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ampelocissus obtusata
Tropicos: Ampelocissus obtusata
West African Plants database: Ampelocissus obtusata


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: Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137820, retrieved 24 August 2016

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