Cyclantheropsis parviflora (Cogn.) Harms

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Cyclantheropsis parviflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Umvumvumvu River gorge

Cyclantheropsis parviflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along path to rooms 1-4, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Cyclantheropsis parviflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along path to rooms 1-4, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Cyclantheropsis parviflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along path to rooms 1-4, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

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Synonyms: Gerrardanthus parviflorus (Cogn.) Harms
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber, stems becoming woody when old. Leaves ovate to reniform, cordate, semi-succulent, sometimes shallowly 3-5 lobed. Inflorescences axillary, unisexual, male flowers in many-flowered inflorescences, female inflorescences few-flowered, greenish-yellow. Fruit oblong, leathery, flattened, winged, brownish when ripe.
Type location:
Zanzibar
Notes: A very striking and unusual species; the fruits not immediately suggesting Cucurbitaceae.
Derivation of specific name: parviflora: small-flowered
Habitat: In hot deciduous woodland and thickets.
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern and southern tropical Africa from Ethiopia south to Angola
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 163.

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 497 - 499. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 38.

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Flora of Malawi: Cyclantheropsis parviflora
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyclantheropsis parviflora
African Plant Database: Cyclantheropsis parviflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyclantheropsis parviflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyclantheropsis parviflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyclantheropsis parviflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyclantheropsis parviflora
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyclantheropsis parviflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyclantheropsis parviflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyclantheropsis parviflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyclantheropsis parviflora
Plants of the World Online: Cyclantheropsis parviflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyclantheropsis parviflora
Tropicos: Cyclantheropsis parviflora
Wikipedia: Cyclantheropsis parviflora


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: Species information: Cyclantheropsis parviflora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157510, retrieved 21 January 2020

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