Cyphia crenata, in Afrikaans known as klein bokkies (little buck), is a deciduous, twining perennial growing from a perennial tuber.
There are two varieties of this plant, viz. var. crenata in the Western Cape and the Northern Cape and var. angustifolia occurring in the Northern Cape. C. crenata is found from the Namaqua Klipkoppe to the Cape Peninsula.
The plants grow in sandy soil on flats, slopes and coastal dunes, often twining into neighbouring shrubs. Neither variety is considered to be threatened in habitat early in the twenty first century (Manning, 2007; Le Roux, et al, 2005; Manning and Goldblatt, 1996; iSpot; http://redlist.sanbi.org).