2583.000 Tinospora Miers

Description of the genus

Climbers or lianes. Leaves simple, not peltate, entire. Male inflorescences of false racemes, composed of 2-4-flowered cymes; flowers numerous. Male flowers: sepals 6, 3 inner much larger than outer petals 6, rarely 3, fleshy with inrolled margin; stamens 3 (in ours); anthers opening by a longitudinal slit. Female inflorescences of false racemes; sepals and petals similar to male; carpels 3.

Worldwide: 32 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Botyodes asialis
Eudocima divitiosa (Spotless underwing)
Tinospora caffra

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
caffra (Miers) TroupinW,SCb,SDescription, Image
tenera MiersSS

Other sources of information about Tinospora:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Tinospora
Flora of Caprivi: Tinospora
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tinospora
Flora of Malawi: Tinospora
Flora of Mozambique: Tinospora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tinospora

External websites:

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

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: Tinospora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=590, retrieved 19 July 2024

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