Cissus quadrangularis L.

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Cissus quadrangularis

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
Claremont, SW of Bulawayo

Cissus quadrangularis

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
Claremont, SW of Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Cissus cactiformis Gilg
Cissus succulenta (Galpin) Burtt Davy
Cissus tetragona Harv.
Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Vitis succulenta Galpin
Common names: Murunjurunju (Shona) Muvengahonye (Shona) Renja (Shona)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent climbing herb with tendrils. Stems 4-angled with wings at the angles. Leaves fleshy, very broadly ovate, variously 3-lobed; margin dentate. Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered. Fruit red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: quadrangularis: 4-angled
Habitat: In a variety of low rainfall habitats.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in drier parts of tropical Africa and Madagascar, Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, Malesia and the Philippenes.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hippotion celerio (Food plant)
Hippotion osiris (Food plant)
Agoma trimenii (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 102. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8. As Cissus quadrangularis pubescens

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

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 367. (Includes a picture).

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.

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 25 - 26.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 456 - 457.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cissus quadrangularis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cissus quadrangularis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cissus quadrangularis
Tropicos: Cissus quadrangularis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cissus quadrangularis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137920, retrieved 26 September 2017

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