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Genus: Rhoicissus

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

Twelve species recorded in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Rhoicissus digitata

Rhoicissus kougabergensis


Rhoicissus laetans


Rhoicissus magalismontana


Rhoicissus microphylla


Rhoicissus napaeus


Rhoicissus revoilii

Rhoicissus rhomboidea

Rhoicissus sekhukhuniensis


Rhoicissus sessilifolia


Rhoicissus tomentosa

Rhoicissus tridentata


Hippotion celerio (Silver Striped Hawkmoth)

Caterpillar have been recorded eating the leaves of Rhoicissus tomentosa and Rhoicissus tridentata.

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae (hawkmoths)



  • Retief, E. 1993. Vitaceae. A new species of Rhoicissus from the Transvaal. Bothalia 23: 231-237.