2583.000 Tinospora Miers

Description of the genus

Climbers or lianes. Leaves simple, not peltate, entire. Male inflorescences of false racemes, composed of 2-4-flowered cymes; flowers numerous. Male flowers: sepals 6, 3 inner much larger than outer petals 6, rarely 3, fleshy with inrolled margin; stamens 3 (in ours); anthers opening by a longitudinal slit. Female inflorescences of false racemes; sepals and petals similar to male; carpels 3.

Worldwide: 32 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Botyodes asialis Larval foodplant
Eudocima divitiosa (Spotless underwing) Larval foodplant
Tinospora caffra

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caffra (Miers) TroupinN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
fragosa (I. Verd.) I. Verd. & TroupinE,S
tenera MiersN,W,S

Other sources of information about Tinospora:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Tinospora
Flora of Caprivi: Tinospora
Flora of Malawi: Tinospora
Flora of Mozambique: Tinospora
Flora of Zambia: Tinospora

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Tinospora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=590, retrieved 10 December 2023

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