Rhoicissus

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Rhoicissus
Rhoicissus tomentosa - Cape Grape Creeper - Cape Town - 6.JPG
Rhoicissus tomentosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Rhoicissus
Planch.[1]
Species

See text.

Rhoicissus is an Afrotropical plant genus in the grape family Vitaceae and Vitoideae subfamily. There are between 9 and 22 accepted species.[2][1][3]

The leaves of species R. tomentosa and R. tridentata are eaten by caterpillars of the Silver Striped Hawkmoth (Hippotion celerio).[4]

Selected species[edit]

The genus includes the following species:[3][4][5]
Rhoicissus digitata (L.f.) Gilg & Brandt
Rhoicissus drepanophylla Gilg
Rhoicissus edulis De Wild.
Rhoicissus holstii Engl.
Rhoicissus kougabergensis Retief & van Jaarsv.
Rhoicissus laetans Retief
Rhoicissus megalismontanus Oberm.
Rhoicissus napaeus C.A.Sm.
Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Rhoicissus rhomboidea (E.Mey. ex Harv.) Planch.
Rhoicissus sansibarensis Gilg
Rhoicissus schlechteri Gilg & Brandt
Rhoicissus sekhukhuniensis Retief, S.J.Siebert & A.E.van Wyk
Rhoicissus sessilifolia Retief
Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Rhoicissus usambarensis Gilg
Rhoicissus verdickii De Wild.

Leaf variation and flower buds
R. tridentata flower buds
 

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b GRIN (April 3, 2006). "Rhoicissus information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rhoicissus". The Plant List. 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b GRIN. "Species in GRIN for genus Rhoicissus". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Rhoicissus". Biodiversity Explorer. Iziko Museums of Cape Town. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Search results for genus Rhoicissus". IPNI. Retrieved December 13, 2009.