This member of the Vitaceae
family was given this name by Hiram Wild and Robert Bailey Drummond in 1961. It is found in Malawi , Mozambique , South
Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some to
lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to thirteen
centimetres or more, the vines will reach one and a half meter or
more. The flowers are greenish white and maroon.
The genera name from the Greek
kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or
'crown'. The species name means 'imitating' or resambling'.