Cyphostemma humile (N.E. Br.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.
subsp. dolichopus (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tingwa River, near Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tingwa River, near Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Cissus dolichopus C.A Sm.
Cissus humilis (N.E. Br.) Planch.
Vitis humilis N.E. Br.
Common names:
Status: Native
Prostrate perennial herb, occasionally climbing. Tendrils absent. Stems conspicuously zig-zag at the nodes. Leaves usually simple but sometimes 3-lobed or 3-foliolate, thick and fleshy; margin coarsely serrate. Flowers in branched axillary inflorescences, green with reddish tips. Fruit ellipsoid.
Derivation of specific name: humile: low-growing or dwarf
Habitat: In stony ground.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 23 February 2013

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1963). Vitaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 3 Kirkia 3 Page 20.


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cyphostemma humile
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyphostemma humile
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyphostemma humile
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyphostemma humile
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cyphostemma humile
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyphostemma humile
Ispot Southern Africa : Cyphostemma humile
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyphostemma humile
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyphostemma humile
Tropicos: Cyphostemma humile
West African Plants database: Cyphostemma humile

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: Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus., retrieved 6 May 2016

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