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Cissus rotundifolia

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Author:  Martin Vahl Henrichsen, 1790
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  East Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Min-Med
Sun:  Med-Max
Thickness:  ?
Height:  4,5 meters
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Arabian Wax Cissus, Peruvian Grape Ivy, Venezuelan Treebine, Roundleaf Grape-Ivy
Synonyms:  Saelanthus rotundifolius Forssk. 1775

This member of the Vitaceae  family was given this name by Martin Vahl Henrichsen in 1790. It is found in the eastern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The vines will reach for up to five meters.

The generic name is derived from the Greek word κισσος kissos, meaning 'ivy'. The species name rotundifolia  means round-leaved.


Origin near Muzi Pan Lake, north-east South Africa.