6740.000 Cryptolepis R. Br.


Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or lianes. Leaves opposite. Flowers in axillary or terminal cymes, rarely ± solitary. Corolla lobed to more than halfway but with a distinct campanulate tube. Corona consisting of 5 fleshy lobes, inserted at about the middle of the corolla tube, above the base of the stamens. Follicles smooth. Seeds linear or oblong, concave and with a single rib on each face, with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: c. 26 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
apiculata K. Schum.E
cryptolepioides (Schltr.) BullockN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
oblongifolia Schltr.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
obtusa N.E. Br.N,E,SDescription, Image
producta N.E. Br.N,W,C

Other sources of information about Cryptolepis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cryptolepis
Flora of Caprivi: Cryptolepis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cryptolepis
Flora of Malawi: Cryptolepis
Flora of Mozambique: Cryptolepis
Flora of Zambia: Cryptolepis

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Cryptolepis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1126, retrieved 28 February 2024

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