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: 1 taxon.

Dolichandra unguis-cati

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
unguis-cati (L.) L.G. LohmannC,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dolichandra:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Dolichandra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1301, retrieved 18 September 2020

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 1:57pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use