2594.000 Dioscoreophyllum Engl.

Description of the genus

Herbaceous twiner, sparsely clothed with pale hairs. Leaves simple, entire or (in ours) 3-lobed, not peltate. Male inflorescences of long-pedunculate axillary racemes. Male flowers: sepals 6-8 in two whorls; petals 0, stamens 3-6, fused into a synandrium. Female inflorescences similar to the male. Female flowers: sepals 6; petals 0; carpels 3-6. Drupelets ± ovoid with smooth exocarp; endocarp verrucose or prickly.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

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cumminsii (Stapf) Diels var. leptotrichos Troupin[VU]EDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Dioscoreophyllum
Flora of Mozambique: Dioscoreophyllum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dioscoreophyllum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dioscoreophyllum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dioscoreophyllum
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iNaturalist: Dioscoreophyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dioscoreophyllum
JSTOR Plant Science: Dioscoreophyllum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dioscoreophyllum
Plants of the World Online: Dioscoreophyllum
Tropicos: Dioscoreophyllum
Wikipedia: Dioscoreophyllum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dioscoreophyllum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=591, retrieved 25 May 2024

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