Cissus integrifolia (Baker) Planch.

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Cissus integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Umvumvumvu R Br. by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Cissus integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Umvumvumvu R Br. by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Cissus integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Umvumvumvu R Br. by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Cissus integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Cissus integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Cissus integrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Cissus integrifolia

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

Cissus integrifolia

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

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Synonyms: Vitis integrifolia Baker
Common names: Chikomba (Shona) Chitafu (Shona) Depa-vine (English) Dovoza (Shona) Redza (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust climber. Stems woody when older, not winged, with forked tendrils, gum-like latex present. Leaves simple, broadly ovate, up to c. 10 cm long, hairless; margin entire to obscurely dentate. Flowers in leaf-opposed, branched inflorescences, small, yellowish green. Fruit ellipsoid, c. 2 × 1 cm, hairless, red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: integrifolia: with entire leaves
Habitat: In riverine vegetation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Caprivi - Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hippotion celerio (Food plant)
Hippotion osiris (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 October 2015
Literature:

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.

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 15 - 16.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 449 - 450.


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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: Cissus integrifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137890, retrieved 1 October 2016

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