Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
(name current July 2011)
Common Forest Grape
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Rhoicissus napaeus - Stems usually erect, unbranched, up to c 1,2 m high. Thinly grey-hairy. Leaves simple, alternate, stalk up to 4 cm long, blade roughly circular, paler below, slightly heart-shaped at base, margin with numerous broad rather pointed teeth, up to c 15 cm diam. Inflorescences opposite leaves, densely many-flowered. Fruits spherical, up to c 1 cm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.