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Author: Bernard M. Descoings, 1966
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Za´re
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  Yellowish-Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus adenocaulis, Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, 1847.
Vitis adenocaulis
, Baker, 1868.
Cyphostemma adenocaule subsp. pulverulentum, 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 lots of sun. The stem can grow up to 20 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of two meters. The flowers are yellowish-green.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name from Latin, aden; 'gland' and caulis; 'stem'.


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