6911.000 Marsdenia R. Br.

DREGEA E. Mey.

GYMNEMA R. Br.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Lianas, twining; rarely erect shrubs. Leaves opposite, lamina cordate; Inflorescence umbel-like, paniculate or raceme-like; terminal or extra-axillary; pedunculated. Flowers calyx 5-lobed, sepals overlapping; basal glands or scales often present; corolla urceolate or campanulate, throat often hairy; lobes twisted to the right; corona lobes 5, erect acuminate, fleshy. Fruit follicles, mostly thick, acuminate; smooth or longitudinally winged. Seeds comose.

Worldwide: 125 species in the tropics.

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman) Larval foodplant
Tirumala petiverana (Blue monarch, Dappled monarch) Larval foodplant
Marsdenia macrantha

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (Hochst.) Schltr.N,C,E,SImage
angolensis N.E. Br.W,C,E
gazensis S. MooreE
macrantha (Klotzsch) Schltr.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
sylvestris (Retz.) P.I. Forst.N,W,C,SImage
taylorii Schltr. & RendleEImage

Other sources of information about Marsdenia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Marsdenia
Flora of Caprivi: Marsdenia
Flora of Malawi: Marsdenia
Flora of Mozambique: Marsdenia
Flora of Zambia: Marsdenia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Marsdenia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Marsdenia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Marsdenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Marsdenia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Marsdenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Marsdenia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2188, retrieved 8 December 2016

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