Bernard M. Descoings, 1962
||Brown / Green
|| Laza is the
Cyphostemma laza var. parvifolia, Desc.
This member of the Vitaceae family was
Bernard M. Descoings in 1962. Found on
northern Madagascar, where it grows in well drained soil, moderate water and sun.
The caudex grows to 50 cm in diameter, the vines reaches five meters. The
flowers is brown-greenish, and seeds is the only way to reproduce.
It can't stand frost, the fruits are spherical, 1,5 cm, red and poisonous.
The genera name from the Greek
kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or
'crown'. The species name after the locals' name for the plant.