Cissus grisea (Baker) Planch.

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Cissus grisea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Kariba Heights

Cissus grisea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Kariba Heights

Cissus grisea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Kariba Heights

Cissus grisea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Kariba Heights

Cissus grisea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Kariba Heights

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Synonyms: Vitis grisea Baker
Common names: Wild grape (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
More or less woody climber or liane. Stems cylindric, with a short grey pubescence; tendrils 2-fid. Leaves, alternate, very broadly ovate to almost circular, up to 15 × 15 cm, widely cordate at the base, pubescent with short spreading hairs on both surfaces, particularly on the veins; margin finely toothed; petiole 2-8 cm long, densely pubescent; stipuls c. 3 × 3 mm, pointed at the apex. Inflorescences leaf-opposed, branched, on a peduncle up to 9.5 cm long, pubescent. Flowers small, greyish-green, densely pubescent. Fruit ovoid c 9 × 6 mm when dry, covered in thick soft hair-like processes.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: grisea: grey, pearl-grey
Habitat: On rocky wooded slopes by lakes and in riverine vegetation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 28 June 2012
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 258.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 102.

Verdcourt, B. (1993). Vitaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 33 - 35.

Wild, H, Drummond, R.B. & Gonçalves, M.L. (1969). 50. Vitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Page 23.

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 453 - 455. (Includes a picture).


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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: Cissus grisea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137880, retrieved 25 November 2017

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