7671.000 Amphilophium Kunth

DISTICTIS Mart. ex Meisn.


Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Climbers with 3-fid tendrils. Leaves opposite, 3-foliolate or with the terminal leaflet replaced with a tendril. Flowers in terminal racemes or panicles. Calyx tomentose, truncate or with short teeth. Corolla campanulate; stamens included. Capsule densely covered in prickles.

Worldwide: c. 45 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Amphilophium crucigerum

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

buccinatorium (DC.) L.G. LohmannDescription, Image
crucigerum (L.) L.G. LohmannDescription, Image
cynanchoides (DC.) L.G. Lohmann

Other sources of information about Amphilophium:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Amphilophium

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Amphilophium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1628, retrieved 9 December 2022

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