Rhoicissus rhomboidea

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Glossy forest grape
Rhoicissus rhomboidea fruit 08 05 2010.JPG
Fruit of R. rhomboidea
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Rhoicissus
Species: R. rhomboidea
Binomial name
Rhoicissus rhomboidea

Vitis rhomboidea (E.Mey. ex Harv.) Szyszyl.[1]
Cissus rhomboidea E.Mey. ex Harv. (basionym)[1]

Rhoicissus rhomboidea is a climbing plant in the Vitaceae family, commonly known as the glossy forest grape. It is found in the eastern forests of southern Africa.[2] The species was first described in 1859, treated under Cissus.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d
    • R. rhomboidea was published in Monographiae Phanerogamarum 5: 467. 1887
    • V. rhomboidea was published in Polypet. Rehmann. 2: 45. 1888.
    • C. rhomboidea was published in Flora Capensis 1: 252. 1859. "Name - Rhoicissus rhomboidea (E.Mey. ex Harv.) Planch". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  2. ^ Pooley, E. (1993). The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. ISBN 0-620-17697-0.