4918.010 Cyphostemma (Planch.) Alston

Description of the genus

Erect, prostrate or climbing perennial herbs or shrubs. Tendrils opposite the leaves or 0. Stipules present. Leaves digitately 3-9-foliolate, rarely simple and entire or lobed. Inflorescences of leaf-opposed or axillary corymbose cymes. Flowers 4-merous. Fl. bud cylindric to flask-shaped, constricted at or near the middle. Petals hooded at the apex, becoming reflexed after flowering. Disk divided into 4 ± fleshy glands. Style simple. Fruit usually with 1 seed.

Worldwide: c. 250 species in warm areas; many in Africa

Zimbabwe: 28 taxa.

Cyphostemma humile subsp. dolichopus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bororense (Klotzsch) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,CDescription
buchananii (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
cirrhosum (Thunb.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. subsp. rhodesicum Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,E,SDescription
congestum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
crotalarioides (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,CDescription, Image
gigantophyllum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
graniticum (Wild & R.B. Drumm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.[End][DD]N,C,EDescription, Image
heterotrichum (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,EDescription
humile (N.E. Br.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. subsp. dolichopus (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
hypoleucum (Harv.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.EDescription
junceum (Webb) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,C,SDescription, Image
kilimandscharicum (Gilg) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.E,SDescription
kirkianum (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,WDescription, Image
lanigerum (Harv.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.C,EDescription
lovemorei Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,WDescription
lynesii (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,EDescription
masukuense (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.[VU]E,SDescription
milleri Wild & R.B. Drumm.WDescription
montanum Wild & R.B. Drumm.EDescription, Image
omburense (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. SDescription, Image
paucidentatum (Klotzsch) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.C,E,SDescription
princeae (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,C,EDescription, Image
puberulum (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.E,SDescription
rhodesiae (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
simulans (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.SDescription, Image
spinosopilosum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummNDescription, Image
subciliatum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.C,E,SDescription, Image
viscosum (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cyphostemma:

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

External websites:

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

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: Cyphostemma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=929, retrieved 20 May 2024

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