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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Erect or climbing perennial herbs or shrubs, sometimes succulent (quadrangularis); tendrils leaf-opposed or 0. Stipules present. Leaves simple (in ours), lobed or digitately 3-7-foliolate. Flowers 4-merous, bisexual, in leaf-opposed or terminal cymes. Fl. bud conic, not constricted at the middle. Disk annular, entire or lobed. Seeds 1(-2).
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Cissus

Vines, usually fleshy, that climb by means of tendrils opposite the leaves. The stems fleshy or slightly woody, without anatomical anomalies, producing scarce watery latex when cut. Leaves simple or trifoliolate, alternate, with serrate or entire margins; petioles more or less long; stipules small and deciduous. Flowers 4-merous, actinomorphic, usually bisexual, produced in compound cymes, opposite the leaves; calyx campanulate, with 4 minute lobes; petals 4, reflexed during anthesis; stamens alternating with the petals; disc cupuliform, entire or lobate; ovary superior, bilocular, with a robust and elongate style. Fruit a fleshy berry, globose, ovoid, or depressed-globose. A pantropical genus of 350 species.

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 1
 
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Associations

Foodplant / feeds on
Phytonemus pallidus feeds on live Cissus

Foodplant / feeds on
Polyphagotarsnemus latus feeds on live Cissus

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:121Public Records:32
Specimens with Sequences:83Public Species:19
Specimens with Barcodes:79Public BINs:0
Species:37         
Species With Barcodes:35         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Cissus

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