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Author: Jacoba J. Maria Van der Merwe, 1971
Origin:  NE South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  Large....
Height:  130 Centimetres
Flower:  Cream - Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus segmentatus, Christo Albertyn Smith, 1932.

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Jacoba Johanna Maria Van der Merwe in 1971. It is found in north-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow large, the entire plant to 130 centimetres in height. The flowers are cream to yellow.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name from Latin: 'Adorned with borders or patches', and the leaves sure have.