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Family: VITACEAE 

 Cissus aralioides
 


  
Author:  Jules Émile Planchon 1887
Family:  Vitaceae
Habitat:  Tropical Africa
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  8 metres
Flower:  Greenish White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Vitis aralioides, Baker 1868


Photo by Paul Latham.


Photo by Evelyn Durst from KEW Gardens.

   This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Jules Émile Planchon in 1887. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Zaire and  Zambia, growing in a rather rich soil with some to lots of water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres or more, the vines can reach eight metres or more. The flowers are greenish white.