8600.010 Diplocyclos (Endl.) Post. & Kuntze

Description of the genus

Monoecious, scandent perennial herbs; young stems green-spotted. Leaves simple, palmately lobed. Tendrils proximally 2-fid. Flowers unisexual, borne in axillary clusters. Male flowers on slender pedicles; corolla whitish or pale yellow with 5 entire lobes; stamens 3; disk undulate. Female flowers ± sessile: ovary terete; stigma 3-lobed. Fruits solitary or clustered, ± sessile, berry-like, fleshy, spherical to ellipsoid, indehiscent, red with white longitudinal stripes.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa with one of the four, D. palmatus, also in Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Diplocyclos palmatus

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palmatus (L.) C. JeffreyC,EDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Diplocyclos
Flora of Mozambique: Diplocyclos
Flora of Zambia: Diplocyclos
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Diplocyclos

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Diplocyclos.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1451, retrieved 23 May 2019

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