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Genus: Cissus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core eudicots > Family: Vitaceae

About 200 species, found mainly in tropical and subtropical regions, with 16 species occurring in southern Africa. An additional three species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Cissus bathyrakodes

Recorded from Mozambique.

Cissus cactiformis

 

Cissus cornifolia

Cissus cucumerifolia

Recorded from Mozambique.

Cissus cussonioides

 

Cissus diversilobata

 

Cissus fragilis

 

Cissus grisea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Cissus integrifolia

Cissus nymphaeifolia

 

Cissus petiolata

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Cissus producta

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Cissus quadrangularis

Cissus rotundifolia

Cissus trothae

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Cissus welwitschii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo vine)

Native to eastern Australia.

 

Cissus discolor

Native to Indomalesia.

 

Cissus sicyoides

Native to Indomalesia.

 

Herbivores in southern Africa

 

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