Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl

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Cissus rotundifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL.

Cissus rotundifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL.

Cissus rotundifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
"Sacred" forest, Mahenye

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Synonyms: Cissus crassifolia (Baker) Planch.
Vitis crassifolia Baker
Common names: Mudzambiringa (Shona) Round-leaved vine (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Vigorous climber. Stems 4-5 angled, sometimes pubescent, with forked tendrils. Leaves succulent, broadly ovate to sub-circular-elliptic, c. 8 × 8 cm, glabrescent or pubescent on both surfaces; margin crenate to serrate. Flowers in leaf-opposed and terminal, branched inflorescences, small, green. Fruit subspherical c. 1.5 × 1.3 cm, red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rotundifolia: round-leaved
Habitat: In dry woodland and bush.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: from the Arabian Peninsula down the Eastern side of Africa to Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa. Mainly coastal but coming inland along the major river valleys.
Zimbabwe distribution: 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: Sunday 1 February 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.

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 Page 20.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 451.


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African Plant Database: Cissus rotundifolia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cissus rotundifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cissus rotundifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cissus rotundifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cissus rotundifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Cissus rotundifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Cissus rotundifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cissus rotundifolia
Tropicos: Cissus rotundifolia
West African Plants database: Cissus rotundifolia


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 rotundifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137930, retrieved 2 December 2016

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