4918.010 Cayratia Juss.

Description of the genus

Climbing perennial herbs. Tendrils present, leaf-opposed. Stipules present. Leaves (in ours) pedate, 5-8-foliolate. Inflorescences of usually axillary divaricately-branched cymes. Flowers 4-merous. Fl. bud depressed-spherical, not constricted at the middle. Petals hooded at the apex, caducous. Disk annular. Fruit (2-)4-seeded.

Worldwide: 50 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gracilis (Guill. & Perr.) Suess.N,SDescription, Image
ibuensis (Hook. f.) Suess.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cayratia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Cayratia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=930, retrieved 11 December 2023

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