4905.000 Helinus E. Mey. ex Endl.

Description of the genus

Unarmed climbing shrubs. Branches with coiled tendrils. Stipules subulate, caducous. Leaves alternate; lamina with nerves arranged pinnately, margin entire. Inflorescence a 1-several-flowered pedunculate axillary umbel. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 5, white to yellowish-green, cucullate. Disk flat, filling the receptacle, annular. Ovary inferior, 3-locular. Fruit a capsule, splitting into 3 tardily dehiscent cocci. Seeds 3; testa black, shining.

Worldwide: 5 species in the tropics: 3 in southern Africa, 1 Madagascar and 1 in NW India

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
integrifolius (Lam.) KuntzeDescription, Image
mystacinus (Aiton) E. Mey. ex Steud.Description, Image

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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Helinus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Helinus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Helinus
Wikipedia: Helinus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helinus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helinus

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: Helinus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=925, retrieved 31 March 2023

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