Jules Émile Planchon, 1887|
S-E Kenya, E Tanzania|
Minimum - Medium|
Could be: Cyphostemma duparquetii,
Bernard Marie Descoings, 1967.|
KEW: Cissus duparquetTii.
This member of the
was given this name by Jules Émile Planchon in 1887. It is found in
south-eastern Kenya down into northern Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to 14 centimetres in diameter, the
to ten metres in height. The flowers are greenish white.
generic name is derived from the Greek word κισσος kissos,
The species name after Charles Victor Aubert Duparquet, 1830-1888, a
French missionary and botanist, who worked in Africa.