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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Cissampelos

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Menispermaceae

About 20 species (North and South America, Asia, Africa, Madagascar), with five species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Cissampelos capensis


Cissampelos hirta

Cissampelos mucronata

Cissampelos pareira

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Cissampelos torulosa