Cissus welwitschii (Baker) Planch.

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Cissus welwitschii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near main house, Canonkopje Crane and Game Sanctuary

Cissus welwitschii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near main house, Canonkopje Crane and Game Sanctuary

Cissus welwitschii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near main house, Canonkopje Crane and Game Sanctuary

Cissus welwitschii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near main house, Canonkopje Crane and Game Sanctuary

Cissus welwitschii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near main house, Canonkopje Crane and Game Sanctuary

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Synonyms: Vitis welwitschii Baker
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Status: Native
Description:
Woody climber; stems cylindric, never 4-angled or developing corky wings. Tendrils simple. Leaves simple, not lobed and not succulent, glabrous, petiolate, lamina up to 9 × 8.5 cm, ovate to broadly ovate; apex acuminate; base truncate to slightly cordate; 3-5-veined from the base; margin serrate with teeth up to 1.5 mm long. Flowers borne in axillary, few-flowered cymes; peduncle up to 2 cm. Flower-bud conical, glabrous. Ovary glabrous. Fruit 1.5 × 1 cm, ellipsoid. Seed 1.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: Named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
Habitat: Riverine vegetation and in miombo woodland on termite mounds
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 May 2014
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 4 - 5. (Includes a picture).

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


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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 welwitschii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137950, retrieved 27 September 2016

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