8625.000 Raphidiocystis Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Climbing monoecious herbs. Leaves simple. Tendrils simple. Flowers yellow. Male flowers borne in sessile axillary clusters: lobes of receptacle-tube often divided into narrow, often reflexed, lobes; corolla 5-lobed, the lobes united to at least halfway; stamens 3, all 2-thecous. Female flowers fewer than male; perianth similar to male flowers; ovary densely setose; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit subspherical to ellipsoid, bearing dense brownish bristles, dehiscent by 10 apical valves. Seeds flattened.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Caprivi: 2 cultivated taxa.

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jeffreyana R.Fern. & A.Fern.
phyllocalyx C.Jeffrey & Keraudren

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Flora of Mozambique: Raphidiocystis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Raphidiocystis

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Raphidiocystis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1449, retrieved 21 April 2024

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