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Family: VITACEAE 

 Cyphostemma bainesii
 
  
Author:  Bernard M. Descoings 1967
Family:  Vitaceae
Habitat:  South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 centimetres
Height:  1-7 meters
Flower:  Yellowish-green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  African Tree Grape, Gouty Vine, Butterwood Tree
Synonyms:  Ampelidaceae Vitis bainesii, Joseph Dalton Hooker 1864. Cissus bainesii, Gilg & M. Brandt 1912

Fruits on a wild plant in Namibia.

   This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Descoings in 1967. It is found in Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of one to seven meters. The flowers are yellowish-green.

Spines on a wild plant in Namibia.