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Author: Hiram Wild & R.B. Drummond, 1961
Origin:  Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  13 Centimetres
Height:  1,5 Meter
Flower:  Greenish / Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus simulans, C.A. Sm. 1932

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Hiram Wild and Robert Bailey Drummond  in 1961. It is found in Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to thirteen centimetres or more, the vines will reach one and a half meter or more. The flowers are greenish white and maroon.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name means 'imitating' or resembling'.

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