Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl var. rotundifolia
(name current July 2011)
(Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl)
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld/Lubombos
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cissus rotundifolius - Much-branched tendril-climber, almost hairless. Stems and inflorescence axes slender, wide-branching, not succulent. Leaves simple, alternate, usually more or less recurred and folded lengthwise, stalk c 8 mm long, blade fleshy, about circular, c 4 cm long, slightly heart-shaped at base, margin shortly and bluntly toothed. Inflorescences terminal and lateral, up to 15 cm long, widely alternately forking, ending in umbel-like clusters of stalked cream-coloured small flowers. Fruits fleshy, spherical, pink or scarlet, c 1 3 cm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.