Cissus

 

Cissus is a large genus in the grape family. In the 80's the genus was split according to some details of the flower, and the large caudiciform species were moved to the genus Cyphostemma. What is left in cissus are mostly vining species native of tropical and subtropical areas.

The flowers typical of the grape family are green and unsignificant. They produce fruit shaped as small grapes. Many of the species have poisonous fruit.

Most species cannot take any frost.

Species and varieties
Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Treebine)
Cissus hypoglauca
Cissus quadrangularis (Veld grape)
Cissus rhombifolia (Oak Leaf Ivy, Grape Ivy)
Cissus striata
Cissus trifoliata (Arizona Grape Ivy, Sorrelvine)
Cissus tuberosa
Cissus bainesii synonym of Cyphostemma bainesii (Gouty Vine)
Cissus betaeformis synonym of Cyphostemma betiforme
Cissus capensis synonym of Rhoicissus capensis (Evergreen Grape)
Cissus currori synonym of Cyphostemma currori
Cissus incisa synonym of Cissus trifoliata (Arizona Grape Ivy, Sorrelvine)
Cissus quadrangula synonym of Cissus quadrangularis (Veld grape)
Cissus voinieriana synonym of Tetrastigma voinierianum

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