Home Flora of Pakistan
Name Search
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
Kedrostis Medik. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenAfrican Plants, Senckenberg Photo GallerySearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Philosophische Botanik 2: 69. 1791. (May 1791) (Philos. Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 23 species, mainly distributed in Tropical and South Africa, extending to Arabia, Tropical Asia and few species are found in Madagascar. Represented in Pakistan by the following species:


Export To PDF Export To Word
Prostrate or climbing monoecious or dioecious herbs, sometimes subfleshy with perennial roots. Leaves entire, lobed, dentate and partite; tendril mostly simple. Male flowers racemose or corymbose; calyx campanulate; lobes 5, short; corolla rotate, 5-partite; stamens 3, rarely 5, one 1-locular and two 2-locular (or when 5, all 1-locular), free or coherent, loculi curved, connective mostly 2-fid or 2-partite and produced beyond the loculi into 2 appendages or claws; rudimentary ovary absent or gland-like. Female flowers solitary or clustered; calyx and corolla as in the male; rudimentary stamens absent or 3 and small; ovary ovoid, beaked, with 2-3 placentas; style surrounded at the base by an obscure disc; stigmas 2 or 3, large or narrow; ovules few, horizontal, rarely numerous. Fruit sessile or subsessile berry, ovoid, beaked, few to several-seeded, margined or not, testa mostly crustaceous, smooth.
© 2021 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110