4917.000 Rhoicissus Planch.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, often with climbing branches, or woody climbers. Tendrils usually present, leaf-opposed, never borne on the inflorescence. Leaves simple or 3(-5)-foliolate. Inflorescences in leaf-opposed, ± condensed cymes. Calyx ± entire. Petals 5-6. Disk entire with the ovary completely submerged in it. Style slender, readily visible. Seeds 1-2(-4).

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa

Botswana: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Agoma trimenii (Trimen's false tiger)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
revoilii Planch.Description, Image
tridentata (L.f.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rhoicissus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Rhoicissus
Flora of Mozambique: Rhoicissus
Flora of Zambia: Rhoicissus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rhoicissus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rhoicissus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhoicissus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhoicissus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rhoicissus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhoicissus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhoicissus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Rhoicissus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=927, retrieved 15 December 2019

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