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Cyphostemma seitzianum

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All photos are from the Remhoogte Pass area, Namibia.

Author: Bernard M. Descoings, 1967
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  Central Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  70 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow - Dark Pink.
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus seitziana, Ernest Friedrich Gilg & Brandt, 1912.
Some claim it is Cyphostemma bainesii. I disagree.

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1967. It is found in the western central Namibia, growing in the heights in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 70 centimetres wide, the whole plant to 50 centimetres. The flowers are greenish yellow to dark pink.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name after Francisco Seitz, 18311909, a Austro-Hungarian botanist.