Diplocyclos tenuis (Klotzsch) C. Jeffrey

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Diplocyclos tenuis

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Chironde Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Diplocyclos tenuis

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Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Diplocyclos tenuis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Diplocyclos tenuis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Diplocyclos tenuis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Diplocyclos tenuis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Diplocyclos tenuis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Diplocyclos tenuis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Diplocyclos tenuis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Diplocyclos tenuis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Bryonia tenuis Klotzsch
Bryonopsis laciniosa sensu Hook. f. pro parte
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climbing herb with stems up to 3 m long; tendrils 2-fid. Leaves broadly ovate in outline, 3-5-lobed, up to 13.5 cm long, scabrid-punctate above, hairless beneath, cordate at the base; margin entire or with distant minute sinuate teeth; petiole 05-8 cm long, set with distant small spines. Flowers unisexual, axillary with female flowers often together with male flowers in the same cluster. Corolla with lobes 5-11 mm long, whitish, green-veined. Fruit elongate-ovoid, 2.5-4.5 cm long, green to red with white longitudinal markings.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In coastal forest and thicket.
Altitude range: 0 - 200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 22 July 2017
Literature:

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 51.

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 452 - 453. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diplocyclos tenuis
African Plant Database: Diplocyclos tenuis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Diplocyclos tenuis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Diplocyclos tenuis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Diplocyclos tenuis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Diplocyclos tenuis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Diplocyclos tenuis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Diplocyclos tenuis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diplocyclos tenuis
JSTOR Plant Science: Diplocyclos tenuis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diplocyclos tenuis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diplocyclos tenuis
Plants of the World Online: Diplocyclos tenuis
Tropicos: Diplocyclos tenuis
Wikipedia: Diplocyclos tenuis


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: Species information: Diplocyclos tenuis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=176930, retrieved 28 October 2020

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