Cyphostemma sp.

a grape family plant, Cyphostemma species, photo © by Michael Plagens

Supported by a chain-link fence in Eldoret, Kenya. July 2014. Elevation 2100m.

This vine was using a fence for support. Even though the plant was accessible to grazing animals, I did not observe any browsed stems/leaves. Opposite the leaves on the stem are the tendrils which can twine around fence wire or twigs of other plants.

Vitaceae -- Grape Family

More Information:

infloresence of a Cyphostemma

Kenya Natural History

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