Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
tomentosa
NOTES

Scrambling shrub or canopy climber. Leaves simple, 3-veined from base, dark green above and rusty-velvety beneath. The margins are lobed with shallow serrations.


AUTHORITY
(Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drum
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Creeper
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers in dense reddish-brown, hairy cymes. Fruits up to 20mm in diameter and red to dark purple
Colour: Green
Common Name
Common forest grape
Monkey rope
Simple leaved grape
Wild vine
Gewone bosdruif
Bobbejaantou
Wildedruif
Habitat
NOTES: Climbs up trees especially the yellow wood trees at Eastcot
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Medicinal uses
Unspecified use
Animal treatments
Roots boiled in milk are used as an anthelmintic for calves.
Food
The fruit is edible and can be made into jelly or wine. Leaves are browsed by game
Toxicity
The succulent underground stem is poisonous
Months
October
November
December
January
February
Synonyms for Species
Cissus capensis
Vitis capensis
Rhoicissus capensis



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