Cissus cornifolia (Baker) Planch.

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Cissus cornifolia

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Wafa-wafa Hills, near Kariba

Cissus cornifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Wafa-wafa Hills, near Kariba

Cissus cornifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Wafa-wafa Hills, near Kariba

Cissus cornifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Cissus cornifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Cissus cornifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Cissus cornifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Cissus lonicerifolia C.A. Sm.
Cissus marlothii sensu Eyles
Vitis cornifolia Baker
Common names: Black wild grape (English) Idebelebe (Ndebele) Ivy-grape (English) Mudzambiringa (Shona) Mugunduzhi (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scandent shrub, rarely a very small tree growing from a large tuberous rootstock. Stems cylindric, swollen at the nodes, rarely with tendrils. Leaves, alternate, elliptic to oblong, 2-8 cm long, hairless, lowermost pair of lateral veins starting at the base of the lamina, strongly smelling when crushed; margin serrate. Flowers in leaf-opposed, branched inflorescences, small, yellow or green. Fruit ovoid c. 1 cm long, purple to black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cornifolia: with leaves like a Dogwood (Cornus sp - Cornaceae)
Habitat: In open woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Tropical Africa to Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hippotion celerio (Food plant)
Hippotion osiris (Food plant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 680.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 258.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 102.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 386 - 387. (Includes a picture).

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 185.

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 24 - 25.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 455 - 456.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Cissus cornifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cissus cornifolia
Tropicos: Cissus cornifolia
West African Plants database: Cissus cornifolia


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: Cissus cornifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137870, retrieved 30 September 2016

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