leaf of Rhoicissus, photo © Michael Plagens

Vine with toothed, trifoliate leaves and tendrals from stem nodes. Berries about 1cm.

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Cissus populnea

Cissus populnea from Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Large, simple orbiclar leaves, slightly heart-shaped and toothed on the margins. Woody vine. Flowers and fruit in cymes.

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a succulent vitaceae vine, Cissus sp., photo © Michael Plagens

A succulent member of grape family with green, photosynthetic stems. Draping over a woody shrub.

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Round-leaved Vine

Cissus rotundifolia photo © Michael Plagens

The large, nearly orb-shaped leaves are thick, succulent. The vine is robust reaching several meters.

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a procumbant grape vine, Cyphostemma serpens, photo © Michael Plagens

Dark green, palmately compound leaves on vine like plant in open rangeland. Reddish glands on stems and inflorescence.

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Cyphostemma #2

Cyphostemma grape from Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Vine with tri-foliate leaves and reddish berries in open clusters. Leaf margins with rounded teeth.

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Leea guineensis from Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Shrub with glossy-green, compound leaves. Flowers orange and arranged in capitate panicles.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 4 June 2014,
updates 17 Sept. 2015.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya because I am so new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn them I am teaching myself, sharing with others and happy to receive feedback from web site visitors.