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Cissampelos capensis

Cissampelos capensis


Hairless, sprawling or climbing shrublet. Male and female flowers occur on separate individuals. The leaves are egg-shaped and blue green. The flowers (February to May) velvety green and grow in axils. Male flowers grow in a cyme, whereas female flowers grow in pairs or alone.

Distribution in the Hex

Sandy and rocky slopes in De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo and De Doorns Sandstone Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.