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Family: VITACEAE 

 Cyphostemma humile
 

Photo from RareExotics.

 

  

Author:  Bernard M. Descoings ex Hiram Wild & Robert Bailey Drummond 1963
Family:  Vitaceae
Habitat:  Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres or more
Flower:  Green-Yellowish/Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Vitis humilis N.E. Brown 1887. Cissus humilis, Planch 1887. (Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus C.A. Sm. Wild & Drummond = Cissus dolichopus C.A. Sm. 1932)

 

Fast growing vines emerges in spring.

The swollen roots are clusters.

   This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1963. It is found in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe , growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the vine up to 60 centimetres or more in height. The flowers are from green to yellowish with red tips.

Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus differs from Cyphostemma humile subsp. humile by its dries a darker colour, has scattered often puberulous hairs between the nerves on the under side of the leaves which are often also puberulous above, the leaves tend to be broader, the stipules smaller and the hairs on the pedicels tend to be sparser and longer.

Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus from Flora of Zimbabwe. Personally, I find the leaves to be a bit too elongated.