2572.000 Stephania Lour.

Description of the genus

Lianes. Leaves simple, peltate. Male inflorescences of false compound umbels; male flowers: sepals 6-8; petals (0-)3-4, free; stamens 2-6, united in a stalked disk. Female inflorescences similar to male. Female flowers: sepals 3-6, free; petals 2-4, free; carpel 1. Drupes ribbed or with minute prickles. Bracts minute, not enlarged in fruit.

Derivation of name: named after Christian Stephan (1757-1814), director of Forestry Institute in Petersburg and professor of Botany and Chemistry in Moscow

Worldwide: 35 species in the tropical Old World

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica (Quart.-Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp. var. abyssinica N,W,SNw,N,C,LkDescription, Image
cyanantha Welw. ex Hiern WNw

Other sources of information about Stephania:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stephania
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stephania
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stephania
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Stephania
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Stephania
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stephania
JSTOR Plant Science: Stephania
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stephania
Plants of the World Online: Stephania
Tropicos: Stephania
Wikipedia: Stephania

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: Stephania.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=585, retrieved 25 May 2024

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