690.000 Culcasia P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Climbing or creeping perennial herbs, rooting at nodes. Leaf lamina entire, not hastate, usually with pellucid glands. Inflorescences numerous, subtended by a bract. Spathe erect; spadix with male flowers above and female below. Flowers unisexual. Berries usually red. Seeds with abundant endosperm.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa, mostly in the rainforests of W and C Africa

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Culcasia falcifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
falcifolia Engl.Z,MSDescription, Image
orientalis Mayo N

Other sources of information about Culcasia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Culcasia
Flora of Malawi: Culcasia
Flora of Zambia: Culcasia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Culcasia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Culcasia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=298, retrieved 24 September 2023

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