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)
Flowering time:
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:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 83.

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.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 440 - 442.


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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 1 October 2016

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