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Useful Tropical Plants

Cissus palmatifida

(Baker) Planch.

Vitaceae

+ Synonyms

Cissus cocciniifolia Schweinf. ex Planch.

Cissus triangularis A.Chev.

Cissus vuilletii A.Chev.

Vitis palmatifida Baker

Common Name:

Cissus palmatifida
Plant growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Marco Schmidt; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Marco Schmidt
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General Information

Cissus palmatifida is a semi-woody climbing plant with stems up to 180cm long produced from a large rootstock. The stems scramble over the ground, climbing into the surrounding vegetation where they attach themselves by means of tendrils[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of food and drink.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Senegal to southern Sudan.

Habitat

Savannah; open forest; forest gallery; fallows; on laterite (bowal); rocks; sandy or sandy-clayey soils[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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The leaves are used in the preparation of sauces[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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