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This ones are from Kiel BG.


"The Mother of All" from Sheilam Cactus & Succulent Garden in South Africa. Three meters high, six around.


One of the plants in Kirstenbosch BG, ZA.


Five meters tall, seven meters across.

Author:  Bernard M. Descoings, 1967
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  180 Centimetres
Height:  7 meters
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus currori Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1849.
Cissus crameriana
Schinz 1888.
Cyphostemma cramerianum
  Desc. 1960

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1967. It is found in Angola, Namibia and northern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. It is the highest member of the genus with seven meters. The stem can grow to 180 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are pale yellow.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name is named after Andrew B. Curror, an English botanist and botanical collector.

This might be a winter growing plant.

All below here are from Namibia.


Giant Namibian plant.