8564.010 Ctenolepis Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Climbing monoecious herbs. Leaves simple. Tendrils simple. Stipule-like probracts subcircular, fimbriate-ciliate. Male flowers in short pedunculate racemes; receptacle-tube with small lobes; corolla lobes 5, united at the base, small (1-1.5 mm long), yellowish; stamens 3; anthers free, exserted; thecae short, arcuate. Female flowers solitary; ovary subspherical, smooth; perianth similar to male flower; stigma usually 2-lobed. Fruit a red, subspherical berry. Seeds 2, whitish, ovate in outline.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa and India

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cerasiformis (Stocks) Hook. f.NDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Ctenolepis
Flora of Mozambique: Ctenolepis
Flora of Zambia: Ctenolepis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ctenolepis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ctenolepis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ctenolepis
JSTOR Plant Science: Ctenolepis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ctenolepis
Plants of the World Online: Ctenolepis
Tropicos: Ctenolepis
Wikipedia: Ctenolepis

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 Botswana: Genus page: Ctenolepis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1435, retrieved 16 June 2024

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