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Cyphostemma elephantopus

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Leaves by:
Ferdinand Poilodan.

Author:  Bernard M. Descoings, 1963
Origin:  Tulear, Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  60-130 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  Yellowish-Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Vitaceae family was described by Bernard M. Descoings in 1963. It is found in Tulear, Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The flat caudex can grow to 60 or even 130 centimetres in diameter and the vines reach a height of two meters. The flowers are yellowish-green.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name from Latin elephantus; 'elephant' and Gree -pous; 'foot' for the large caudex.