2583.000 Tinospora Miers

Description of the genus

Climbers or lianes. Leaves simple, not peltate, entire. Male inflorescences of false racemes, composed of 2-4-flowered cymes; flowers numerous. Male flowers: sepals 6, 3 inner much larger than outer petals 6, rarely 3, fleshy with inrolled margin; stamens 3 (in ours); anthers opening by a longitudinal slit. Female inflorescences of false racemes; sepals and petals similar to male; carpels 3.

Worldwide: 32 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Botyodes asialis
Eudocima divitiosa (Spotless underwing)
Tinospora caffra

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caffra (Miers) TroupinZ,MS,GIDescription, Image
fragosa (I. Verd.) I. Verd. & Troupin
mossambicensis Engl.[NrEnd]?
tenera MiersZ,T,MS,M

Other sources of information about Tinospora:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Tinospora
Flora of Caprivi: Tinospora
Flora of Malawi: Tinospora
Flora of Zambia: Tinospora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tinospora

External websites:

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

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: Tinospora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=590, retrieved 29 March 2023

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