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 Malawi: Tinospora
Flora of Mozambique: Tinospora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tinospora

External websites:

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

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: Tinospora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=590, retrieved 10 July 2020

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