Cyphostemma elisabethvilleanum (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Cyphostemma elisabethvilleanum

Habit
Miombo woodland/rocky outcrops
Mutinondo Wilderness, Lavushi Manda Distr.
Feb 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cyphostemma elisabethvilleanum

Leaves
Miombo woodland/rocky outcrops
Mutinondo Wilderness, Lavushi Manda Distr.
Feb 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cyphostemma elisabethvilleanum

Infructescence
Miombo woodland/rocky outcrops
Mutinondo Wilderness, Lavushi Manda Distr.
Feb 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Cissus elisabethvilleana Dewit
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Suberect, prostrate or scrambling herb 20 - 60 cm long from ± horizontal or ± globose tuber; stems pubescent with multicellular hairs and with longer red gland-tipped hairs; tendrils absent or sometimes present. Leaves digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly oblong to elliptic, 2 - 7.5 cm long, 0.7 - 1.7(2.3) cm wide, acute or subacute at the apex, cuneate or ± asymmetrically rounded in the laterals, shallowly crenate to serrate, strigose-pilose and with some gland-tipped hairs; petiole 0 - 1.5 cm long; petiolules 0 - 5 mm long; stipules lanceolate, 5 - 10 x 1.5 - 5 mm, puberulous and glandular-ciliate. Cymes axillary, 2 - 6 cm wide; axes red; peduncle 1 - 5 cm long, with similar indumentum to stems; pedicels 1.5 - 5 mm long, glabrescent or pubescent and with some gland-tipped hairs. Buds cylindrical, ± 2 mm. long, constricted near the middle, glabrous. Petals red or crimson and yellow. Fruit red, ellipsoid-globose, 6–7 mm. long, 5–6 mm. wide, with few scattered gland-tipped hairs. Seeds subglobose, 4–6 mm. in diameter, with 2 parallel crests and a few tuberculate ridges.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: elisabethvilleanum: of Elisabethville, the old name for the capital of Katanga province (now Lubumbashi) in DRC where the type was collected
Habitat: Brachystegia and other woodlands
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga), Zambia and Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Mc,W
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 14 March 2023
Literature:

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 478 - 480.

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


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: Cyphostemma elisabethvilleanum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200480, retrieved 23 April 2024

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