690.000 Culcasia P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Climbing or creeping perennial herbs, rooting at nodes. Leaf lamina entire, not hastate, usually with pellucid glands. Inflorescences numerous, subtended by a bract. Spathe erect; spadix with male flowers above and female below. Flowers unisexual. Berries usually red. Seeds with abundant endosperm.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa, mostly in the rainforests of W and C Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
falcifolia Engl.N,WNw,LpDescription, Image
orientalis Mayo NN

Other sources of information about Culcasia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Culcasia
Flora of Mozambique: Culcasia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Culcasia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Culcasia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=298, retrieved 20 November 2019

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