Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.

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Rhoicissus revoilii

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Rhoicissus revoilii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Rhoicissus revoilii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Rhoicissus sansibarensis Gilg
Rhoicissus schlechteri Gilg & M. Brandt
Common names: Bushveld grape (English) Grape ivy (English) Mudzambiringa (Shona) Mufukamhunze (Shona) Mufukazviyo (Shona) Mugodzonga (Shona) Mukwidzi (Shona) Musikavakadzi (Shona) Warty grape (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a scrambling shrub, sometimes a small tree. Leaves 3-foliolate, ovate, with lateral leaflets strongly asymmetrical, densely covered in rusty or grey-green hairs, mainly on the under surface. Flowers in dense heads, leaf-opposed, yellowish-green, covered in rusty, woolly hairs. Fruit fleshy, 2-lobed with a warty surface.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: revoilii: named after Georges Révoil (1852-1894), French plant collector and author.
Habitat: In mixed woodland, closely associated with rocky hillsides and kopjes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Ghana, DRC, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa. Also in the Comores and Southern Arabia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 21 February 2006
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 677 - 678. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 257.

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

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 12 - 13.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 447 - 448.


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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: Rhoicissus revoilii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137830, retrieved 30 August 2016

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