Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (Stapf) Diels
var. leptotrichos Troupin

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Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Mark Hyde
Road 213 from Inhamitanga to Chupanga

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Mark Hyde
Road 213 from Inhamitanga to Chupanga

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Mark Hyde
Road 213 from Inhamitanga to Chupanga

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Photo: Mark Hyde
Road 213 from Inhamitanga to Chupanga

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Synonyms: Dioscoreophyllum chirindense Swynn.
Dioscoreophyllum volkensii sensu Diels p.p.
Rhopalandria cumminsii Stapf
Common names:
Status: Native
Slender twining herb, most parts with pale hairs. Leaves 10-20 cm long and wide, ovate-triangular in outline, distinctly 3-lobed, 7-9-veined from the broadly cordate base; petiole 6-15 cm long. Flowers in axillary racemes, unisexual; male racemes up to 30 cm long; female racemes up to 10 cm. Fruit a drupelet, up to 3.5 cm long.
Notes: See Jateorhiza palmata for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 240 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sierra Leone, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Eudocima divitiosa (Larval foodplant)
Eudocima materna (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Tuesday 5 January 2016

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 88.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 80. as Dioscoreophyllum volkensii

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 166.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 62.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 122. as Dioscoreophyllum volkensii

Troupin, G. (1960). Menispermaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 157 - 158. (Includes a picture).

Troupin, G. (1962). Monographie des Menispermaceae africaines Mémoires in-8° Nouvelle série XIII-2 Académie royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer Pages 133 - 138. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

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

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: Species information: Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123750, retrieved 4 December 2023

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