8569.000 Corallocarpus Welw. ex Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Climbing, or rarely prostrate, monoecious herbs. Leaves simple. Tendrils simple. Flowers yellowish. Male flowers in subsessile to pedunculate congested axillary clusters; corolla lobes small, (0.7 - 2 mm long), shortly united below; stamens 5. Female flowers solitary or clustered, axillary; ovary smooth, developing a cup-shaped base; perianth as in male flowers; stigma 2(-3)-lobed. Fruits small, red, often beaked, circumscissile near the persistent base.

Worldwide: 13 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and India

Botswana: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bainesii (Hook. f.) A. MeeuseNDescription, Image
schinzii Cogn. ex Schinz
triangularis Cogn.Description
welwitschii (Naudin) Hook.f.
wildii C. JeffreyDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Corallocarpus:

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Flora of Caprivi: Corallocarpus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Corallocarpus
Flora of Malawi: Corallocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Corallocarpus
Flora of Zambia: Corallocarpus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Corallocarpus

External websites:

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

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: Corallocarpus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1437, retrieved 13 July 2024

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