Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (Stapf) Diels
var. leptotrichos Troupin

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Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp site, Chirinda Forest

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Dioscoreophyllum chirindense Swynn.
Dioscoreophyllum volkensii sensu Diels p.p.
Rhopalandria cumminsii Stapf
Common names:
Frequency: Very local in Zimbabwe
Status: Native
Description:
Slender twining herb, most parts with pale hairs. Leaves 10-20 cm long and wide, ovate-triangular in outline, distinctly 3-lobed, 7-9-veined from the broadly cordate base; petiole 6-15 cm long. Flowers in axillary racemes, unisexual; male racemes up to 30 cm long; female racemes up to 10 cm. Fruit a drupelet, up to 3.5 cm long.
Notes: In Zimbabwe it is known only from the Chirinda Forest, where it appears to be fairly common.

See Jateorhiza palmata for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sierra Leone, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species: Eudocima divitiosa (Larval foodplant)
Eudocima materna (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Monday 6 February 2012
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 88.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 80. as Dioscoreophyllum volkensii

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 62.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 122. as Dioscoreophyllum volkensii

Troupin, G. (1960). Menispermaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 157 - 158. (Includes a picture).

Troupin, G. (1962). Monographie des Menispermaceae africaines Mémoires in-8° Nouvelle série XIII-2 Académie royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer Pages 133 - 138. (Includes a picture).


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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: Species information: Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123750, retrieved 30 July 2016

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