8600.010 Diplocyclos (Endl.) Post. & Kuntze

Description of the genus

Monoecious, scandent perennial herbs; young stems green-spotted. Leaves simple, palmately lobed. Tendrils proximally 2-fid. Flowers unisexual, borne in axillary clusters. Male flowers on slender pedicles; corolla whitish or pale yellow with 5 entire lobes; stamens 3; disk undulate. Female flowers ± sessile: ovary terete; stigma 3-lobed. Fruits solitary or clustered, ± sessile, berry-like, fleshy, spherical to ellipsoid, indehiscent, red with white longitudinal stripes.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa with one of the four, D. palmatus, also in Asia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
decipiens (Hook.f.) C. Jeffrey N,C

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Diplocyclos
Flora of Mozambique: Diplocyclos
Flora of Zambia: Diplocyclos
Flora of Zimbabwe: Diplocyclos
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Diplocyclos

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Diplocyclos.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1451, retrieved 1 December 2023

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