Cyphostemma spinosopilosum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm

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Cyphostemma spinosopilosum

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Cyphostemma spinosopilosum

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Synonyms: Cissus spinosopilosum Gilg & M. Brandt
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Frequency: Probably rare in Zimbabwe.
Status: Native
Prostrate herb. Stems, petioles and leaflets with stipitate glands, particularly on the veins; tendrils absent. Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole up to 30 mm long, margin with large, sharp, glandular teeth. Flowers yellowish green.
Notes: This species is known from South Africa and was not included in Flora Zambesiaca Volume 2 part 2(1966). It is however included in The Checklist of Zimbabwean Vascular Plants (Mapaura & Timberlake, 2004: 83), based on the presence of a specimen at SRGH from the Northern Division.
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Habitat: Open savanna woodland and grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Images last updated: Wednesday 30 August 2017

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.

Retief, E. & Herman, P.P.J. (1997). Plants of the northern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters Strelitzia 6 Page 649.

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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 spinosopilosum., retrieved 10 June 2023

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