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Those are wild plants in Namibia.


From Windhoek Botanical Garden.

Author: Bernard M. Descoings, 1960
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  Angola, North-Western Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  2 metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cissus uter Exell & Mendonša, 1952

This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1960. It is found in the dry north western Namibia and Angola, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. In some areas, it will develop into a two meter dense bush with a base of 60 centimetres. Other places, it will only grow to a massive 50 centimetre caudex with few branches. The flowers are greenish yellow, the fruits bright red and hairy.

The genera name from the Greek kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or 'crown'. The species name from the locals name in Angola: Odre.