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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. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F TE Afr; Pl Book)
  • 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, Zaire
    • 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 (s. Andaman Islands)] Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  3. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  4. Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  5. Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. Florae siamensis enumeratio. (F Siam)
  6. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  7. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  9. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  10. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  11. Hajra, P. K. et al., eds. Flora of Andaman-Nicobar Islands. 1999- (F Andaman Nicobar)
  12. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  13. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  14. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  16. Lombardi, J. A. 2000. Vitaceae: Generos Ampelocissus, Ampelopsis, e Cissus Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 80:153.
  17. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  18. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  20. Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. (F Namib)
  21. Mohamad, A. L. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  22. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  23. Robyns, W. et al., eds. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. 1948-63 (F CongoRB)
  24. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan)
  25. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  26. Shetty, B. V. & P. Singh 1988. The Vitaceae in Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus (Taxon) 37:172.
  27. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  28. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  29. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?10622. Accessed 17 December 2018.