6875.000 Riocreuxia Decne.

Dyer, R.A. (1980) Asclepiadaceae: Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia Flora of Southern Africa 27(4) 1 - 88

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Herbaceous climbers. Leaves opposite, simple, usually broadly ovate, large and with a cordate base. Flowers in open branching cymes or panicles. Sepals 5. Corolla usually with a tubular to cylindric lower half, which is usually slightly inflated or bell-shaped; lobes 5, usually connate at tips. Corona (1-)2-seriate, very variable. Anthers ± erect. Follicles terete to fusiform. Seeds winged with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical and South Africa and also India

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Riocreuxia polyantha

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polyantha Schltr.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Riocreuxia:

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Flora of Malawi: Riocreuxia
Flora of Zambia: Riocreuxia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Riocreuxia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Riocreuxia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Riocreuxia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Riocreuxia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Riocreuxia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Riocreuxia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1154, retrieved 4 April 2020

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