Vincetoxicum Wolf




Description of the genus

Vines or pyrophytic herbs; latex clear but sometimes becoming cloudy on exposure to air. Inflorescences extra-axillary, frequently lax and with many flower clusters along an extended axis, more rarely few-flowered. Corolla deeply five-lobed, normally adaxially with indumentum. Corolline corona absent. Gynostegial corona consisting of five discrete lobes adnate to the staminal column below the anther wings, or vestigial (V. cernuum). Anther connectives with apical appendages. Pollinia more or less horizontal, rarely pendant or erect, globose to ovoid or cylindrical, minute. Stylar head flat or capitate, but beaked in V. cernuum. Follicles usually occurring singly, smooth, wingless; seeds smooth, winged, comose.

Worldwide: 150 species in the Old Word tropics and Subtropics.

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
anomalum (N.E. Br.) Meve & LiedeEDescription, Image
caffrum (Meisn.) KuntzeB,N,W,C,SC
caffrum (Meisn.) Kuntze subsp. melananthum (N.E. Br.) GoyderS
congolanum (Baill.) Meve & LiedeC
conspicuum (N.E. Br.) Meve & LiedeN
sylvaticum (Decne.) KuntzeW

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Vincetoxicum
Flora of Malawi: Vincetoxicum
Flora of Mozambique: Vincetoxicum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vincetoxicum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vincetoxicum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vincetoxicum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vincetoxicum
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Wikipedia: Vincetoxicum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Vincetoxicum., retrieved 22 May 2024

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