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Author: Hiram Wild & Robert Bailey Drummond, 1961
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  13 centimetres
Height:  1,5 meter
Flower:  Greenish/Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus simulans, C.A. Sm. 1932
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 resembling'.