2570.000 Cocculus DC.

Description of the genus

Perennial climber (in ours). Leaves simple, entire or lobed, not peltate. Male inflorescences of small many-flowered cymes, clustered (1-) 2-3 together; female inflorescences similar. Male flowers with 6 sepals; 3 outer reduced; the 3 inner concave, free; petals 6, often 2-fid or emarginate; stamens 6-9. Female flowers with similar sepals; staminodes 6 or 0; carpels 3-6. Fruits obovoid or flattened and rounded drupes.

Worldwide: 8 species in the tropics and warm regions, excluding S America and Australia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
hirsutus (L.) DielsB,N,CN,Lk,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cocculus:

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Flora of Botswana: Cocculus
Flora of Caprivi: Cocculus
Flora of Malawi: Cocculus
Flora of Mozambique: Cocculus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cocculus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cocculus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=584, retrieved 25 September 2020

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