Ampelocissus abyssinica

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Ampelocissus[1]
Species: A. abyssinica
Binomial name
Ampelocissus abyssinica
(Hochst. ex A.Rich) Planch.

Vitis abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich. 
(Poss.) Ampelocissus cavicaulis (Baker) Planch. 
(Poss.) Cissus pauli-guilielmii Schweinf. 
(Poss.) Vitis cavicaulis Baker

List source :[2]

Ampelocissus abyssinica is a large climbing vine native to southeast Ethiopia, where it is known in the Afaan Oromo language by the name teru (also the name for a part of that country), and is used as a herbal treatment for the medical condition known as black leg.[2][3] Its first botanical description was in 1847 as Vitis abyssinica,[4] that name being the basionym for its treatment here under the genus Ampelocissus.[5]


  1. ^ "Name - !Ampelocissus Planch.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved November 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Ampelocissus abyssinica (Hochst. ex A.Rich) Planch. [Family VITACEAE]". Aluka. Retrieved November 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ Lulekal, E.; E. Kelbessa; T. Bekele; H. Yineger (2008). "An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu District, southeastern Ethiopia". Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. Metafro-Infosys. 4: 10. doi:10.1186/1746-4269-4-10. PMC 2391147free to read. PMID 18442379. 
  4. ^ Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 112. 1847 (from the entry for Vitis abyssinica at the Missouri Botanical Garden)
  5. ^ Vigne Amer. Vitic. Eur. 9(1): 24. 1885 (from the entry for Ampelocissus abyssinica at the Missouri Botanical Garden)

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