Émile Planchon, 1887
Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo,
Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Island,
Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal,
Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre
||Medium - Maximum
Minimum - Medium
White - Cream
aralioides, Baker, 1868.
Cissus aralioides subsp. orientalis, Verdc.
This member of the Vitaceae family was
given this name by Jules
Émile Planchon in 1887. It is found in Cameroon,
Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon,
Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria,
Senegal, Tanzania, Zaire and Zambia, growing in a
rather rich soil with some to lots of water and little to some sun. The caudex
can grow to 20 centimetres or more, the vines can reach eight or
even 25 metres. The flowers are greenish
white to cream.
generic name is derived from the Greek word κισσος kissos,
meaning 'ivy'. The species name means 'looking like Aralia.