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Author:  Bernard M. Descoings, 1966
Origin:  Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  5 Meters
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Vitis cirrhosa Carl Peter Thunberg, 1794.
Cissus cirrhosa
Willd. 1798.
Cyphostemma cirrhosum subsp. rhodesicum, Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Cyphostemma cirrhosum subsp. transvaalense, Wild & R.B.Drumm. =
Cyphostemma sandersonii, Desc.
By mistake: C. cirrhosa 

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1966. It is found in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the vines up to five meters long. The flowers are greenish-yellow.

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

Wild plants from Namibia.