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Cyphostemma quinatum

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Photo by Mireille Riesenbeck.

Author: Bernard M. Descoings, 1966
Origin:  Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  120 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus quinata Dryand.1810.
Cissus cirrhosa
var. glabra,
William Henry Harvey, 1859.
Vitis cradockensis, Kuntze.

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Descoings in 1966. Found in Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, where it grows in well drained soil, with some water and sun. It forms "potatoes" on the roots, up to five centimetres in diameter, and the stem can grow up to five centimetres as well, The veining stem can reach 100 or 120 centimetres.

The fruits are dense hairy.

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