4918.010 Cyphostemma (Planch.) Alston

Description of the genus

Erect, prostrate or climbing perennial herbs or shrubs. Tendrils opposite the leaves or 0. Stipules present. Leaves digitately 3-9-foliolate, rarely simple and entire or lobed. Inflorescences of leaf-opposed or axillary corymbose cymes. Flowers 4-merous. Fl. bud cylindric to flask-shaped, constricted at or near the middle. Petals hooded at the apex, becoming reflexed after flowering. Disk divided into 4 ± fleshy glands. Style simple. Fruit usually with 1 seed.

Worldwide: c. 250 species in warm areas; many in Africa

Zambia: 40 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abercornense Wild & R.B. Drumm. [VU]N
bambuseti (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N
bororense (Klotzsch) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Cb,Lk,S,W
buchananii (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Nw,Cb,N,E,SDescription, Image
chloroleucum (Welw. ex Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Nw
cirrhosum (Thunb.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. subsp. transvaalense (Szyszyl.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.W
congestum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Lp,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
crotalarioides (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Cb,N,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N
elisabethvilleanum (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Cb,N,W
fugosioides (Gilg) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Nw
gigantophyllum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Lk,S
glandulosissimum (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Nw,N
hermannioides Wild & R.B. Drumm. Nw,N
heterotrichum (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N
hildebrandtii (Gilg) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Cb,Lp,C,Lk
jaegeri (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.N
junceum (Webb) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,E,CDescription, Image
kaessneri (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. Cb,S
kirkianum (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.SSDescription, Image
lovemorei Wild & R.B. Drumm.S
lynesii (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Cb,E
manikense (De Wild.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. Cb,W
mildbraedii (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Cb,N,S,W
nanellum (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.[DD]N
obovato-oblongum (De Wild.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. Cb
princeae (Gilg & M. Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummNDescription, Image
rhodesiae (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. DrummNw,Lk,S,W
richardsiae Wild & R.B. Drumm. [LR-lc]Nw,N
rotundistipulatum Wild & R.B. Drumm. [VU]N
saxicola (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.[LR-lc]N
septemfoliolatum Wild & R.B. Drumm. N
stenolobum (Welw. ex Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Nw
subciliatum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.W,C,ENw,E,C,LkDescription, Image
tenuissimum (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.[DD]N
vandenbrandeanum (Dewit) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. Mc
vanmeelii (Lawalrée) Wild & R.B. Drumm. N,W,CNw,N,C,Lk Description, Image
viscosum (Gilg & R.E. Fr.) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.Nw,N,Lk,S,W
wittei (Staner) Wild & R.B. Drumm. Cb,N
zombense (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm. Lp

Other sources of information about Cyphostemma:

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

External websites:

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

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: Cyphostemma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=929, retrieved 23 February 2019

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