Cyphostemma hermannioides Wild & R.B. Drumm.

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Cyphostemma hermannioides

Habit
Miombo woodland
Lubuli area, below Chilongo Falls
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cyphostemma hermannioides

Leaf
Miombo woodland
Lubuli area, below Chilongo Falls
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cyphostemma hermannioides

Fruits
Miombo woodland
Lubuli area, below Chilongo Falls
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Cyphostemma hermannioides

Stems
Miombo woodland
Lubuli area, below Chilongo Falls
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate herb; stems tomentose to pubescent; tendrils absent; leaves digitate, 3-foliate; petiole up to 2 mm long, tomentose to densely pubescent; leaflet-lamina margin apiculate-crenate, glabrous above and puberulous at the margin and on the midrib, densely pubescent on the nerves below; median leaflet broadly elliptic to narrowly obovate, up to 9.5 x 6 cm, apex obtuse and base cuneate; lateral leaflets up to 3.5 x 3 cm, broadly ovate to obovate, apex acute or rounded, base asymmetrically rounded; petiolules up to 2 mm long (up to 6 mm long in median leaflets); stipules up to 6 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, ± falcate, pubescent; cymes on densely pubescent peduncles up to 2.5 cm long; pedicels up to 1.7 mm long, pubescent or sparsely so; bracts and bracteoles c. 1 mm long, subulate, pubescent; flower bud c. 1.7 mm long, oblong-cylindric, slightly constricted near the middle, glabrous; calyx c. 0.25 mm long, subentire, puberulous; petals yellow with red tips; ovary glabrous; style c. 1 mm long, apex minutely 2-fid; fruit red, c. 8 mm in diameter, subglobose, glabrous; seed 1, c. 6 x 4 mm, ellipsoid, rugose.
Type location:
Zambia, Mpulungu
Notes: Red Data list status: Limited distribution, possibly LR-nt
Derivation of specific name: hermannioides: resembling the genus Hermannia, Only known from Zambia.
Habitat: Grassland or woodland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Literature:

Wild, H. & Drummond, R.B. (1966). Vitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 464.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyphostemma hermannioides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyphostemma hermannioides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyphostemma hermannioides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyphostemma hermannioides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyphostemma hermannioides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyphostemma hermannioides
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cyphostemma hermannioides
iNaturalist: Cyphostemma hermannioides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyphostemma hermannioides
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyphostemma hermannioides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyphostemma hermannioides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyphostemma hermannioides
Plants of the World Online: Cyphostemma hermannioides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cyphostemma hermannioides
Tropicos: Cyphostemma hermannioides
Wikipedia: Cyphostemma hermannioides


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: Cyphostemma hermannioides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200500, retrieved 1 October 2020

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