Cissus guerkeana (Büttner) T. Durand & Schinz

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Cissus guerkeana

Habit
Kalahari woodland
Kunamakuni area, Sioma District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus guerkeana

Habit
Kalahari woodland
Kunamakuni area, Sioma District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus guerkeana

Habit with tuberous roots
Kalahari woodland
Kunamakuni area, Sioma District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus guerkeana

Inflorescence
Kalahari woodland
Kunamakuni area, Sioma District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus guerkeana

Flowers
Kalahari woodland
Kunamakuni area, Sioma District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Cissus prostrata De Wild. & T.Durand
Vitis guerkeana Büttner
Vitis nana Baill.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect herb to 30 cm. tall; stems annual from a tuberous rootstock; tubers up to 9 × 3 cm., yellowish; stems and branches glabrous or with a few scattered hairs, cylindric, longitudinally ribbed, internodes 1 to 3·5 cm. long, often zig-zag; tendrils absent. Leaves simple; petiole up to 1 mm. long, glabrous; leaf-lamina 3.5–6 × 0.5–1.5 cm, very narrowly elliptic to elliptic, margin distantly dentate, glabrous or sometimes with sparse hairs along midrib beneath. Cymes leaf-opposed, of few-flowered congested umbels. Flower-bud 1.25 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 0.75 mm long. Fruit red, 7 × 4 mm. Seed 1, 5 × 3.5 mm, smooth.
Type location:
DRC
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Cryptosepalum and Kalahari woodland on Kalahari Sand
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Angola and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 21 March 2024
Literature:

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 455.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cissus guerkeana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cissus guerkeana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cissus guerkeana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cissus guerkeana
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iNaturalist: Cissus guerkeana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cissus guerkeana
JSTOR Plant Science: Cissus guerkeana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cissus guerkeana
Plants of the World Online: Cissus guerkeana
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Wikipedia: Cissus guerkeana


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cissus guerkeana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200390, retrieved 21 April 2024

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