6740.000 Cryptolepis R. Br.


Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or lianes. Leaves opposite. Flowers in axillary or terminal cymes, rarely ± solitary. Corolla lobed to more than halfway but with a distinct campanulate tube. Corona consisting of 5 fleshy lobes, inserted at about the middle of the corolla tube, above the base of the stamens. Follicles smooth. Seeds linear or oblong, concave and with a single rib on each face, with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: c. 26 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 7 taxa.

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
apiculata K. Schum.MS
capensis Schltr.?MDescription, Image
cryptolepioides (Schltr.) BullockNDescription, Image
delagoensis Schltr.M
hypoglauca K. Schum.N
oblongifolia Schltr.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
obtusa N.E. Br.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cryptolepis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cryptolepis
Flora of Caprivi: Cryptolepis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cryptolepis
Flora of Malawi: Cryptolepis
Flora of Zambia: Cryptolepis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cryptolepis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cryptolepis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1126, retrieved 15 June 2024

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