2570.000 Cocculus DC.

Description of the genus

Perennial climber (in ours). Leaves simple, entire or lobed, not peltate. Male inflorescences of small many-flowered cymes, clustered (1-) 2-3 together; female inflorescences similar. Male flowers with 6 sepals; 3 outer reduced; the 3 inner concave, free; petals 6, often 2-fid or emarginate; stamens 6-9. Female flowers with similar sepals; staminodes 6 or 0; carpels 3-6. Fruits obovoid or flattened and rounded drupes.

Worldwide: 8 species in the tropics and warm regions, excluding S America and Australia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Cocculus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cocculus
Flora of Caprivi: Cocculus
Flora of Mozambique: Cocculus
Flora of Zambia: Cocculus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cocculus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cocculus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=584, retrieved 15 July 2024

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