6875.000 Riocreuxia Decne.

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Dyer, R.A. (1980) Asclepiadaceae: Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia Flora of Southern Africa 27(4) 1 - 88

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Masinde, P.S. (2005) A revision of the African genus Riocreuxia Decne. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Kew Bulletin 60(3) 401-434

Description of the genus

Herbaceous climbers. Leaves opposite, simple, usually broadly ovate, large and with a cordate base. Flowers in open branching cymes or panicles. Sepals 5. Corolla usually with a tubular to cylindric lower half, which is usually slightly inflated or bell-shaped; lobes 5, usually connate at tips. Corona (1-)2-seriate, very variable. Anthers ± erect. Follicles terete to fusiform. Seeds winged with an apical tuft of hairs.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and South Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Riocreuxia polyantha

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
polyantha Schltr.N,W,C,E,SCb,Mc,LkDescription, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Riocreuxia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Riocreuxia
JSTOR Plant Science: Riocreuxia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Riocreuxia
Plants of the World Online: Riocreuxia
Tropicos: Riocreuxia
Wikipedia: Riocreuxia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Riocreuxia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1154, retrieved 25 September 2023

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