Cyphostemma graniticum (Wild & R.B. Drumm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Cyphostemma graniticum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Cyphostemma graniticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Cyphostemma graniticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Cyphostemma graniticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Cissus granitica Wild & R.B. Drumm.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Scandent herb, up to 1.5 m. Tendrils present. Leaves digitately 3-9 foliolate, each leaflet linear-lanceolate; margins with glandular teeth. Inflorescence on axillary branches, flowers small, pale yellow. Fruits red.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grass and among rocks on the granite and serpentine areas on the Great Dyke.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Found only on the Central Watershed and the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 May 2016

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 182.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 149.

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. (1960). Vitaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca Area: 1 Kirkia 1 Page 11. Protologue; as Cissus granitica

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 487 - 488.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyphostemma graniticum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyphostemma graniticum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyphostemma graniticum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyphostemma graniticum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyphostemma graniticum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyphostemma graniticum
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyphostemma graniticum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyphostemma graniticum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyphostemma graniticum
Plants of the World Online: Cyphostemma graniticum
Tropicos: Cyphostemma graniticum
Wikipedia: Cyphostemma graniticum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cyphostemma graniticum., retrieved 3 February 2023

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