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This is Cyphostemma junceum subsp. jatrophoides, Bernard Verdcourt 1993.


The flowers from Copperflora.


The leaves is 3-5 lobed.

Author: Bernard M. Descoings,1966
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  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, Tanganyika
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  90-180 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Zindakubaya
Synonyms:  Cissus juncea, Philip Barker  Webb, 1854.
Vitis juncea,
John Gilbert Baker, 1868.
Cissus haullevilleana,
De Wild. Subsp. jatrophides:
Vitis jatrophoides,
Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch, 1868.
Cissus jatrophoides,
Jules ╔mile Planchon, 1887.
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 height. The 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'.


Wild plant by Bart Wursten.


The caudex from Copperflora.