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Taxon: Cissus rotundifolia Vahl

Genus: Cissus
Family: Vitaceae
Subfamily: Vitoideae
Nomen number: 428546
Place of publication: Symb. bot. 3:19. 1794
Link to protologue:
Comment: presumably based on Saelanthus rotundifolius Forssk. (1775), but Saelanthus was not validated until 1777 fide ING so the basionym would not have been validly published in 1775 fide Shenzhen ICN Art. 35.1
Name Verified on: 14-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan (s.)
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga]

    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia (s.w.), Yemen


  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62 Note: lists as C. rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: lists as C. rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
  3. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  4. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: lists as C. rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
  5. Hepper, F. N. & I. Friis. 1994. The plants of Pehr Forsskal's Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica.
  6. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  7. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: lists as C. rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
  8. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora. Note: lists as C. rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl

Check other web resources for Cissus rotundifolia Vahl :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=428546. Accessed 11 August 2020.