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rhoicissus

(ˌrəʊɪˈsɪsəs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the climbing genus Rhoicissus, related to and resembling cissus, esp R. rhomboidea (grape ivy), grown for its shiny evergreen foliage: family Vitaceae
[New Latin, from Greek rhoia pomegranate + cissus]
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Rich., Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Helichrysum odoratissimum, Hypoxis hemerocallidea, Ilex mitis (L.) Radlk., Rhoicissus digitata (L.f.) Gilg & Brandt, and Xysmalobium undulatum are heavily harvested for the medicinal plant trade in the Eastern Cape province.
Myrtaceae Shrub Rhoicissus digitata (L.f.) Vitaceae Climber Gilg & Brandt * Richardia brasiliensis Gomes Rubiaceae Herb * Richardia humistrata (Cham.
These include: Dianthus mooiensis F.N.Williams., Maesa lanceolata Forssk., Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
The grape ivy (Rhoicissus rhomboidea) is a reliable and easy foliage houseplant which puts up with a wide range of conditions.