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Species Information

leaves, fruit   
Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
(name current July 2011)
Common Forest Grape
(Rhoicissus napaeus)
(Rhoicissus napaeus)

Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Other uses

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.

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