2574.000 Cissampelos L.

Description of the genus

Climbers or lianes. Leaves simple, peltate or subpeltate. entire or angular. Male inflorescences of small corymbose cymes, either solitary, clustered or forming false racemes. Male flowers: sepals 4(-5), obovate; petals usually connate; stamens connate into a 4-10-locular androecium. Female inflorescences less well developed than male. Female flowers: sepals 1; petals 1(-4); carpel 1. Fruit a hairy or glabrous drupe with thin fleshy mesocarp.

Derivation of name: kissos - ivy, ampelos - vine, referring to the scrambling habit and the grape-like bunches of fruit.

Worldwide: 20 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Cissampelos mucronata

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mucronata A. Rich.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pareira L. var. hirsuta (Burch. ex DC.) FormanE,S
torulosa E. Mey. ex Harv.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cissampelos:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Cissampelos.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=587, retrieved 24 August 2016

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