4918.010 Cyphostemma (Planch.) Alston

Description of the genus

Erect, prostrate or climbing perennial herbs or shrubs. Tendrils opposite the leaves or 0. Stipules present. Leaves digitately 3-9-foliolate, rarely simple and entire or lobed. Inflorescences of leaf-opposed or axillary corymbose cymes. Flowers 4-merous. Fl. bud cylindric to flask-shaped, constricted at or near the middle. Petals hooded at the apex, becoming reflexed after flowering. Disk divided into 4 ± fleshy glands. Style simple. Fruit usually with 1 seed.

Worldwide: c. 250 species in warm areas; many in Africa

Zimbabwe: 28 taxa.

Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
bororense (Klotzsch) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C
buchananii (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
cirrhosum (Thunb.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. subsp. rhodesicum Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,E,S
congestum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
crotalarioides (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,CDescription, Image
gigantophyllum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,E
graniticum (Wild & R.B. Drumm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.[End][DD]N,C,EDescription, Image
heterotrichum (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,E
humile (N.E. Br.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. subsp. dolichopus (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
hypoleucum (Harv.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.E
junceum (Webb) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,C,SDescription, Image
kilimandscharicum (Gilg) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.E,S
kirkianum (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W
lanigerum (Harv.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.C,E
lovemorei Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W
lynesii (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,E
masukuense (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.[VU]E,S
milleri Wild & R.B. Drumm.W
montanum Wild & R.B. Drumm.EDescription, Image
paucidentatum (Klotzsch) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.C,E,S
princeae (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummN,C,EDescription, Image
puberulum (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.E,S
rhodesiae (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummN,W,C,E,S
schlechteri (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummS
simulans (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.SImage
spinosopilosum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummN
subciliatum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.C,E,S
viscosum (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,C

Other sources of information about Cyphostemma:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Cyphostemma
Flora of Zambia: Cyphostemma

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cyphostemma.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=929, retrieved 1 November 2014

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