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

Malawi: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description
crotalarioides (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description, Image
gigantophyllum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description, Image
junceum (Webb) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.C,SDescription, Image
kilimandscharicum (Gilg) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description
lynesii (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description
masukuense (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description
princeae (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description, Image
setosum (Roxb.) AlstonSDescription
subciliatum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,SDescription, Image
vandenbrandeanum (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. NDescription, Image
wittei (Staner) Wild & R.B. Drumm. Description, Image

Other sources of information about Cyphostemma:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cyphostemma
Flora of Caprivi: Cyphostemma
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cyphostemma
Flora of Mozambique: Cyphostemma
Flora of Zambia: Cyphostemma
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyphostemma
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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cyphostemma.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=929, retrieved 13 June 2024

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