1. Family: Vitaceae Juss.
    1. Rhoicissus Planch.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Vitaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

    Habit
    Shrub, small trees, climbers or extensive lianes, usually with leaf-opposed tendrils; roots sometimes with tubers
    Leaves
    Leaves simple or 3-foliolate, less often digitately 5-foliolate; leaf or leaflet margins entire, crenate, undulate or variously toothed; stipules usually present
    Flowers
    Flowers in leaf-opposed ± condensed thyrsoid cymes; peduncles occasionally cirrhose
    Calyx
    Calyx ± entire
    Corolla
    Petals 5–6 (very rarely 4), ± thickened or fleshy at the apex
    Anthers
    Anthers curved over the ovary
    Pistil
    Ovary immersed in an entire disk; style simple, entire, with inconspicuous stigma
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–2(–4), smooth or rugose, usually with a conspicuous longitudinal dorsal furrow and with or without basal projection.
    [FZ]

    Vitaceae, H. Wild & R. B. Drummond. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Shrubs, often with scandent branches or ± woody climbers; tendrils usually present, leaf-opposed.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple or 3-foliolate, more rarely digitately 5-foliolate, leaflet-margins entire or variously toothed; stipules present or more rarely absent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences in leaf-opposed ± condensed thyrsoid cymes; peduncles occasionally cirrhose.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± entire.
    Corolla
    Petals 5 or 6 (very rarely 4), ± thickened or fleshy at their apices.
    Anthers
    Anthers bending over the gynoecium.
    Disc
    Disk entire with the ovary immersed in it.
    Pistil
    Style simple, entire; stigma not wider than the style.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–2(4); testa rugose or smooth, usually with a ± prominent longitudinal furrow.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Mauritius

    Rhoicissus Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 463 (1887)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Suessenguth in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 20D: 329 (1953).
    • in DC. Monogr. Ampelid. 463 (1887)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in A. & C. DC., Mon. Phan. 5, 2: 463 (1887).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 463 (1887)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0