If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Cissus producta

Afzel.

Vitaceae

+ Synonyms

Cissus esaso Gilg

Cissus polycymosa De Wild.

Cissus purpurascens A.Chev.

Vitis producta (Afzel.) Baker

Common Name:

Cissus producta

General Information

Cissus producta is a climbing plant producing annual stems from 2 - 20 metres long from a perennial, tuberous rootstock. The stems scramble over the ground, climbing into the surrounding vegetation and supporting themselves by means of tendrils.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and insect repellent.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Senegal to Uganda and Tanzania, south to Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Habitat

Evergreen forest; rain-forest; gallery forest in valleys; lake-shore forest; rocky places near waterfalls; humid and swampy forest; secondary forest and regrowths; periodically flooded gallery forest; at elevations up to 1,400 metres[
328
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. An acid flavour, somewhat like sorrel (Rumex spp.)[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The cut stems exude a considerable amount of potable water[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Medicinal

The ripe fruits are rubbed on the forehead or are crushed and tied around the forehead to treat headache[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The plant (part not specified) is considered a cure for gonorrhoea[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

An emulsion of the roots is used to protect cows from bites of tsetse flies. The emulsion is applied by rubbing on the skin or by internal dosing[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2023-12-02. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Cissus+producta>

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.