Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Rhoicissus
Family: Vitaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
digitata
NOTES

A scrambling vine with digitately arranged leaves each with 3 subsessile leaflets which have entire margins. The plants frequently have large galls formed by a Cecidomyid fly, Asphondylia sp. This fly is often found together with a fungus.


AUTHORITY
(L.f.) Gilg & M.Brandt
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Creeper
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The tiny flowers are greenish-yellow and the fruits are reddish-brown to purple. The plant also often has galls which could be mistaken for fruit
Colour: Yellow
Notes: Flowers greenish
Colour: Green
Common Name
Baboon grape
Small monkey rope
Bosdruif
Wildepatat
Bobbejaanbolle
Bobbejaandruif
Bobbejaanballe
Habitat
NOTES: A common climber or scrambler in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Medicinal uses
The roots are known to be used medicinally
Animal treatments
Unspecified use
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic principles
Food
The fruit is eaten by birds and the leaves are browsed by game. The fruit is also used for jam
Months
November
December
January
February
Synonyms for Species
Cissus thunbergii
Rhoicissus cirriflora



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