Cissus crusei Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Cissus crusei

Habitat habit
Termitaria in miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue Distr.
Jan 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus crusei

Habitat winged stem
Termitaria in miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue Distr.
Jan 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus crusei

Habitat leaf
Termitaria in miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue Distr.
Jan 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus crusei

Habitat young fruits
Termitaria in miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue Distr.
Jan 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus crusei

Habit
Termitaria in miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue Distr.
Jan 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus crusei

Leaf
Termitaria in miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue Distr.
Jan 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cissus crusei

Flowers
Termitaria in miombo woodland
Lilayi Lodge, Kafue Distr.
Jan 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Erect completely glabrous herb up to 40 cm tall and without tendrils; stem often unbranched, zigzag, deeply sulcate or winged; leaves digitately 5–7-foliolate; petiole 3–9.5 cm long; leaflet-lamina up to 13.5 × 3.5 cm, subsessile, narrowly obovate, apiculate at the apex, margin serrate to irregularly pinnatifid, narrowly cuneate at the base; stipules up to 6 cm long, ovate; cymes relatively few-flowered, axillary, peduncle up to 3 cm long, pedicels 3–4 mm long; bracts and bracteoles 0.5–2 mm long, ovate; flower-bud 2.5 × 1.5 mm, conical; calyx up to 1 mm long, sub-entire; petals reddish-green; fruit 9 x 8 mm, globose; seeds c. 1.5 x 4 mm, ± smooth.
Type location:
Zambia, Mufulira
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crusei: named after A.W. Cruse who collected the type specimen in Zambia
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland on termite mounds
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Tuesday 28 February 2023
Literature:

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 458.

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External websites:

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


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 crusei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200410, retrieved 15 June 2024

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