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Taxon: Cissus quadrangularis L.

 
Genus: Cissus
Family: Vitaceae
Subfamily: Vitoideae
Nomen number: 10622
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 12, 2:124; Mant. pl. 1:39 ("quadrangulus"). 1767
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • published simultaneously, but with variant spellings
  • • spelling of ed. 12 retained in ed. 13
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Human food: vegetable
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; F Neotrop 80:153.)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Limpopo, Mpumalanga]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Saudi Arabia (s.w.), Yemen

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: India, [Andaman and Nicobar Islands (s. Andaman Islands)] Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  3. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java. Note: lists as "quadrangula"
  4. Beetle, A. A. 1970. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31
  5. Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. 1925-1962. Florae siamensis enumeratio.
  6. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage Note: lists as "quadrangula"
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  9. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  10. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  11. Hajra, P. K. et al., eds. 1999-. Flora of Andaman-Nicobar Islands
  12. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  13. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  14. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: lists as "quadrangula"
  16. Lombardi, J. A. 2000. Vitaceae: Generos Ampelocissus, Ampelopsis, e Cissus. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 80:153.
  17. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  18. Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  20. Merxmüller, H., ed. 1966-1972. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika.
  21. Mohamad, A. L. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  22. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  23. Robyns, W. et al., eds. 1948-1963. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi
  24. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  25. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993-. Flora of India.
  26. Shetty, B. V. & P. Singh. 1988. The Vitaceae in Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus. Taxon 37:172.
  27. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  28. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  29. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.

Check other web resources for Cissus quadrangularis L. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?10622. Accessed 17 September 2019.