4918.010 Cayratia Juss.

Description of the genus

Climbing perennial herbs. Tendrils present, leaf-opposed. Stipules present. Leaves (in ours) pedate, 5-8-foliolate. Inflorescences of usually axillary divaricately-branched cymes. Flowers 4-merous. Fl. bud depressed-spherical, not constricted at the middle. Petals hooded at the apex, caducous. Disk annular. Fruit (2-)4-seeded.

Worldwide: 50 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
gracilis (Guill. & Perr.) Suess.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
ibuensis (Hook. f.) Suess.WNwDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cayratia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Cayratia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=930, retrieved 24 April 2024

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