6875.000 Riocreuxia Decne.

Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002) Asclepiadaceae Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Springer-Verlag

Dyer, R.A. (1980) Asclepiadaceae: Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia Flora of Southern Africa 27(4) 1 - 88

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Masinde, P.S. (2005) A revision of the African genus Riocreuxia Decne. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Kew Bulletin 60(3) 401-434

Description of the genus

Herbaceous climbers. Leaves opposite, simple, usually broadly ovate, large and with a cordate base. Flowers in open branching cymes or panicles. Sepals 5. Corolla usually with a tubular to cylindric lower half, which is usually slightly inflated or bell-shaped; lobes 5, usually connate at tips. Corona (1-)2-seriate, very variable. Anthers ± erect. Follicles terete to fusiform. Seeds winged with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and South Africa.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Riocreuxia chrysochroma

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chrysochroma (H. Huber) Radcl.-Sm.[NrEnd]NDescription, Image
polyantha Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Riocreuxia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1154, retrieved 24 March 2023

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