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Family: VITACEAE 

 Cyphostemma orondo
 

Photo by Soumen Aditya.

  
Author:  Bernard M. Descoings 1967
Family:  Vitaceae
Habitat:  Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  75-150 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow/Maroon
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus orondo, Ernest Friedrich Gilg & Max Brandt 1912. Cyphostemma serpens subsp. serpens., Desc. Cissus serpens A.Rich.,1847. Cissus lelyi Hutch.,1921. Cyphostemma lelyi, Desc.,1967. Cissus sesquipedalis Gilg, 1895. Cyphostemma sesquipedale, Desc.,1967. Cissus schweinfurthii Planch.,1887. Cyphostemma schweinfurthii, Desc.,1967.

Male flower by Soumen Aditya.

Female flower by Soumen Aditya.

A fruit by Soumen Aditya.

   This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1967. It is found in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, growing in a rich soil with quite some water and part shadow to ful sun. The rather skinny caudex or slightly swollen stem can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 75 to 150 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow and maroon.

The leaves by Soumen Aditya.

 

The thickened stem  by Soumen Aditya.