8625.000 Raphidiocystis Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Climbing monoecious herbs. Leaves simple. Tendrils simple. Flowers yellow. Male flowers borne in sessile axillary clusters: lobes of receptacle-tube often divided into narrow, often reflexed, lobes; corolla 5-lobed, the lobes united to at least halfway; stamens 3, all 2-thecous. Female flowers fewer than male; perianth similar to male flowers; ovary densely setose; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit subspherical to ellipsoid, bearing dense brownish bristles, dehiscent by 10 apical valves. Seeds flattened.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Raphidiocystis chrysocoma

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chrysocoma (Schumach.) C. JeffreyEDescription, Image

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Raphidiocystis

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: Genus page: Raphidiocystis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1449, retrieved 1 December 2022

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