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Genus: Rhoicissus

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

Twelve species recorded 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.

Rhoicissus digitata

Rhoicissus kougabergensis

 

Rhoicissus laetans

 

Rhoicissus magalismontana

 

Rhoicissus microphylla

 

Rhoicissus napaeus

 

Rhoicissus revoilii

Rhoicissus rhomboidea

Rhoicissus sekhukhuniensis

 

Rhoicissus sessilifolia

 

Rhoicissus tomentosa

Rhoicissus tridentata

Herbivores

Hippotion celerio (Silver Striped Hawkmoth)

Caterpillar have been recorded eating the leaves of Rhoicissus tomentosa and Rhoicissus tridentata.

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae (hawkmoths)

 

Publications

  • Retief, E. 1993. Vitaceae. A new species of Rhoicissus from the Transvaal. Bothalia 23: 231-237.

 

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