7706.100 Dolichandra Cham.


Description of the genus

Climbers or creepers. Leaves 2-foliolate with (in ours) a terminal 3-fid, claw-like tendril. Leaflets entire. Inflorescences axillary, often reduced to 1(-3) flowers. Calyx cup-shaped. Corolla yellow. Capsule linear, elongate, flattened. Seeds winged.

Worldwide: 3-4 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Dolichandra unguis-cati

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cynanchoides Cham.
unguis-cati (L.) L.G. LohmannDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dolichandra:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Dolichandra
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Dolichandra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dolichandra

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dolichandra
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dolichandra
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dolichandra
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dolichandra
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dolichandra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dolichandra
JSTOR Plant Science: Dolichandra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dolichandra
Plants of the World Online: Dolichandra
Tropicos: Dolichandra
Wikipedia: Dolichandra

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dolichandra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1301, retrieved 19 June 2024

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