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Cyphostemma bainesii

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Spines on a wild plant in Namibia.

Fruits on a wild plant in Namibia.

Author:  Bernard M. Descoings, 1967
Origin:  Namibia (South Africa?)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40-100 Centimetres
Height:  1-7 Meters
Flower:  Yellowish-Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  African Tree Grape, Gouty Vine, Butterwood Tree
Synonyms:  Vitis bainesii, Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1864.
Cissus bainesii
, Gilg & M. Brandt, 1912

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Descoings in 1967. It is found in Namibia and maybe South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 40 or even 100 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of one to seven meters. The flowers are yellowish-green.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name after J. Baines, 1820-1875, an English artist and explorer in South Africa.

Spines on a wild plant in Namibia.