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Cyphostemma sandersonii

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Author: Bernard M. Descoings, 1967
Origin:  Botswana, Namibia, N South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  2-5 Metres
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Felted Tree Grape
Synonyms:  Cissus sandersonii Harv. 1959.
Cyphostemma cirrhosum subsp. transvaalense, Wild & R.B.Drumm.

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1967 ( from William Henry Harvey, who called it a Cissus). It is from Southern Africa, where it grows in well drained soil with quite some water and not too much sun. The flowers are green, and it can be reproduced by cuttings as well. The flowers are green.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name after John Sanderson, 1820-1881, a Scottish journalist, trader and amateur botanist in South Africa.