Cyphostemma wilmsii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cyphostemma wilmsii (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
VITACEAE
Synonyms
Cissus wilmsii Gilg & M.Brandt
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2016/06/30
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
The type collection of this species is from an unspecified locality near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga. There are no known other records. The genus Cyphostemma is poorly understood and in need of taxonomic revision. It is possible that C. wilmsii is easily confused with other taxa, and possibly does not warrant recognition as a separate taxon. It has been omitted from recent South African plant checklists (Germishuizen et al. 2006). Until this genus can be taxonomically revised, the risk of extinction of C. wilmsii cannot be assessed.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Lydenburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Description
Unknown.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Bibliography

Burtt Davy, J. 1932. A manual of the flowering plants and ferns of the Transvaal with Swaziland, South Africa. Part II. Malvaceae-Umbelliferae. Longmans, Green & Co., London.


Germishuizen, G., Meyer, N.L., Steenkamp, Y. and Keith, M. (eds). 2006. A checklist of South African plants. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 41 SABONET, Pretoria.


Gilg, E. and Brandt, M. 1912. Vitaceae africanae. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik 46:415-557.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Cyphostemma wilmsii (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/05/27

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