Cissampelos pareira L.
var. hirsuta (Burch. ex DC.) Forman

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Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

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Synonyms: Cissampelos pareira L. var. orbiculata (DC.) Miq.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber or liane with stems woody near the base. Leaves suborbicular or broadly ovate, up to 12 cm long, 3-7-veined from the attachment of the petiole, densely hairy beneath; lamina peltate with petiole 1-4 mm from the base and up to 7 cm long, hairy. Flowers greenish, unisexual arranged in bracteate false racemes up to 10 cm long. Fruit a drupe 4-6 mm wide, hairy, bright red when ripe.
Notes: The peltate leaves are similar to Stephania abyssinica but the that species does not have bracteate inflorescences or hairy red fruit.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In forest, deciduous woodland, secondary vegetation, on rocky outcrops and often persisting on cleared ground and in plantations.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and throughout tropical Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Oraesia provocans (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Monday 26 June 2017
Literature:

Troupin, G. (1960). Menispermaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 166 - 168. As Cissampelos pareira orbiculata (Includes a picture).

Troupin, G. (1962). Monographie des Menispermaceae africaines Mémoires in-8° Nouvelle série XIII-2 Académie royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer Pages 274 - 279. as Cissampelos pareira var. orbiculata (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cissampelos pareira
African Plant Database: Cissampelos pareira
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cissampelos pareira
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cissampelos pareira
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cissampelos pareira
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cissampelos pareira
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cissampelos pareira
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cissampelos pareira
Ispot Southern Africa: Cissampelos pareira
JSTOR Plant Science: Cissampelos pareira
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cissampelos pareira
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cissampelos pareira
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cissampelos pareira
Tropicos: Cissampelos pareira


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123680, retrieved 20 September 2017

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