2572.000 Stephania Lour.

Description of the genus

Lianes. Leaves simple, peltate. Male inflorescences of false compound umbels; male flowers: sepals 6-8; petals (0-)3-4, free; stamens 2-6, united in a stalked disk. Female inflorescences similar to male. Female flowers: sepals 3-6, free; petals 2-4, free; carpel 1. Drupes ribbed or with minute prickles. Bracts minute, not enlarged in fruit.

Derivation of name: named after Christian Stephan (1757-1814), director of Forestry Institute in Petersburg and professor of Botany and Chemistry in Moscow

Worldwide: 35 species in the tropical Old World

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (Quart.-Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp. var. abyssinica N,Z,MSDescription, Image
abyssinica (Quart.-Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp. var. tomentella (Oliv.) DielsZDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Stephania:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Stephania
Flora of Zambia: Stephania
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stephania

External websites:

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

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: Stephania.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=585, retrieved 1 June 2023

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