Cyphostemma wilmsii (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc.
|Cissus wilmsii Gilg & M.Brandt|
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
|L. von Staden|
|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.|
|South African endemic|
Habitat and Ecology
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.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Cyphostemma wilmsii (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/23|