|Author: ||Bernard M. Descoings,
Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic,
Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea,
Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique,
Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania,
Togo, Uganda, Za´re
adenocaulis, Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, 1847.
adenocaulis, Baker, 1868.
Cyphostemma adenocaule subsp. pulverulentum,
This member of the Vitaceae family was
given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1966. It is found in
tropical Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of
sun. The stem can grow up to 20 centimetres in diameter and reach a
height of two meters. The flowers are yellowish-green.
The genera name from the Greek
kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or
'crown'. The species name from Latin, aden; 'gland' and caulis; 'stem'.