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

Mozambique: 23 taxa.

Cyphostemma congestum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,MSDescription
amplexum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N
barbosae Wild & R.B. Drumm.[NrEnd]M
bororense (Klotzsch) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,Z,MSDescription
buchananii (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
congestum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.MSDescription, Image
crotalarioides (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.NDescription, Image
gigantophyllum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Z,MSDescription
glandulosissimum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Z
hildebrandtii (Gilg) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N
junceum (Webb) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,Z,TDescription, Image
kirkianum (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Z,T,MSDescription, Image
lynesii (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Z,MSDescription
montanum Wild & R.B. Drumm.MS?Description, Image
paucidentatum (Klotzsch) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.MS,GIDescription
quinatum (Dryand.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.GI
rhodesiae (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummT,MSDescription, Image
robsonii Wild & R.B. Drumm.N
schlechteri (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummMDescription
setosum (Roxb.) AlstonZDescription
simulans (C.A. Sm.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.Z,GIDescription, Image
subciliatum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
trachyphyllum (Wederm.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N

Other sources of information about Cyphostemma:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cyphostemma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=929, retrieved 25 September 2020

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