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

Botswana: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description, Image
cirrhosum (Thunb.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. subsp. transvaalense (Szyszyl.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.
congestum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description, Image
hereroense (Schinz) Desc.SE
lanigerum (Harv.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description
omburense (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. SEDescription, Image
puberulum (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.Description
spinosopilosum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummSEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cyphostemma:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Cyphostemma
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cyphostemma
Flora of Malawi: 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 Botswana: Genus page: Cyphostemma.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=929, retrieved 20 July 2024

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