Cissampelos torulosa

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Taxonavigation: Ranunculales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Menispermaceae
Subfamilia: Menispermoideae
Tribus: Cissampelideae
Genus: Cissampelos
Species: Cissampelos torulosa


Cissampelos torulosa E.Mey. ex Harv. in Harv. & Sond., Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 1: 11. 1860.


  • Heterotypic
    • Menispermum capense Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap. 2: 85. 1800. – Fl. Cap. (Thunberg, ed. 2) 2: 402. 1823. – non Cissampelos capensis L.f., Suppl. Pl. 432. 1782.
    • Cissampelos wildemaniana Bossche ex De Wild., Pl. Nov. Minus Cogn. Herb. Hort. Thenensis 1: 5(–7), t. 2. 1904. (as Cissampelos Wildemaniana)


Primary references[edit]

  • Harvey, W.H. 1860. Order III. Menispermaceae, DC. Pp. 9–13 in Harvey, W.H. & Sonder, O.W., Flora Capensis: being a systematic description of the plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria, & Port Natal, Vol. 1, Ranunculaceae to Connaraceae. Hodges, Smith, and Co., Dublin; A. S. Robertson, Capetown. BHL Reference page

Additional references[edit]

  • Troupin, G. 1960. 7. Menispermaceae. Pp. 150–171 in Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.), Flora Zambesiaca, Vol. 1, part 1. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations, London. Online Reference page
  • Troupin, G. 1962. Monographie des Menispermaceae africaines. 313 pp. (Mémoires in-8vo, Nouv. sér., Tome XIII, fasc. 2.) Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer, Classe des Sciences Naturelles et Médicales, Bruxelles. PDF (20 MB) Reference page


  • GBIF
  • Hassler, M. 2019. Cissampelos torulosa. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (version Mar. 2018). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 January 22.
  • 2017. Cissampelos torulosa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 January 18.
  • African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Cissampelos torulosa. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Villle de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 18 January 2017.