Mountain Bushveld, NESouth Africa
||Grit - Mix
This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by
Elisabeth Retief in 1981. It is found
in Waterberg Mountain Bushveld in north-eastern South Africa, growing in grit or another well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in
flowers are pale greenish yellow, and the grapes red.
It was first collected by Dr R.
A. Dyer and Dr Inez Verdoorn during January 1942. Many years later
by Mr David S. Hardy, horticulturist and former curator at the
Botanical Garden Pretoria, RSA.
The genera name from the Greek
kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or
'crown'. The species name after Mr David S. Hardy, horticulturist
and former curator at the Botanical Garden Pretoria.