|Author: ||Bernard M. Descoings,1966
||Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Republic,
Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi,
Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda,
Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe, East Africa, Congo, Dahomey,
juncea, Philip Barker Webb, 1854.
John Gilbert Baker, 1868.
Cissus haullevilleana, De
Vitis jatrophoides, Friedrich Martin Josef
Cissus jatrophoides, Jules ╔mile
Cyphostemma junceum subsp. jatrophoides, Verdc.
This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by
Bernard M. Descoings in 1966. It is found
in tropical Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from 90 to 180 centimetres in
flowers are greenish red.
I never been able to grow this
plant in a nice shape. It won't climb, it won't stand.
The genera name from the Greek
kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or
'crown'. The species name means 'rush-like'.