4917.000 Rhoicissus Planch.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, often with climbing branches, or woody climbers. Tendrils usually present, leaf-opposed, never borne on the inflorescence. Leaves simple or 3(-5)-foliolate. Inflorescences in leaf-opposed, ± condensed cymes. Calyx ± entire. Petals 5-6. Disk entire with the ovary completely submerged in it. Style slender, readily visible. Seeds 1-2(-4).

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Agoma trimenii (Trimen's false tiger) Larval foodplant
Rhoicissus rhomboidea

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
revoilii Planch.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
rhomboidea (E. Mey. ex Harv.) Planch.EDescription, Image
tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.C,E,SDescription, Image
tridentata (L.f.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rhoicissus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rhoicissus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rhoicissus
Flora of Malawi: Rhoicissus
Flora of Mozambique: Rhoicissus
Flora of Zambia: Rhoicissus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rhoicissus

External websites:

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

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: Rhoicissus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=927, retrieved 21 May 2024

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