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Photo from Specks Exotica.

A wild plant by N Wightman,

Author: Hiram Wild & R.B. Drummond, 1961
Origin:  Angola, Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  100-200 Centimetres
Flower:  Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus wittei, Pierre Staner, 1932.
Cyphostemma hermannioides, Wild & R.B.Drumm.

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Hiram Wild and Robert Bailey Drummond in 1961. It is found in Angola, Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zaire, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to two metres in height. The flowers are red.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name after botanist Heinrich Witte, 1829-1917, worked in Leiden.