Cyphostemma juttae

Namibian Grape
Cyphostemma juttae (left) & Aloe dichotoma , Huntington Desert Garden
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Cyphostemma
Species: C. juttae
Binomial name
Cyphostemma juttae
(Dinter & Gilg) Desc.
  • Cissus juttae Dinter & Gilg

Cyphostemma juttae is a slow-growing succulent species of Cyphostemma from southern Africa, well known as an ornamental plant.

The plant is also known as wild grape, tree grape, Namibian grape, Droog-my-keel[2] and bastard cobas.

This species can reach 6 feet (1.8 metres) tall and has large shiny leaves. It is a deciduous plant. It grows in an arid region of summer-rainfall, and it loses its leaves in the dryer winter.[3]

See also


  1. The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 22 November 2016
  2. "Cyphostemma juttae". Plantz Afrika. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  3. "Top 10 Ugly plants". The Daily Telegraph. London. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
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