1. Family: Menispermaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tinospora Miers
      1. Tinospora mossambicensis Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Menispermaceae, G. Troupin. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Slender liane with glabrous striate branchlets.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina broadly ovate-triangular, slightly cordate at the base; the lateral lobes united in the middle by a projection of the lamina towards the petiole giving the central part of the lamina a cuneate appearance, glabrous, nerves 5–7, palmate, petiole 4–6 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Male flowers with outer sepals 0.8–1.2 x 1.5–2 mm.; inner sepals 2–2.3 x 1.5–2 mm.; petals 1.5–2 mm. long, the inner narrower; stamens 6, their filaments connate at the base or to half-way up, 0.8–1.2 mm. long. Female flowers with carpels 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Male
    Male flowers with outer sepals 0.8–1.2 x 1.5–2 mm.; inner sepals 2–2.3 x 1.5–2 mm.; petals 1.5–2 mm. long, the inner narrower; stamens 6, their filaments connate at the base or to half-way up, 0.8–1.2 mm. long. Male inflorescences 20–35 cm. long; pedicels 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Female inflorescences 20–30 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 mm. long. Male inflorescences 20–35 cm. long; pedicels 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Female
    Female inflorescences 20–30 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 mm. long. Female flowers with carpels 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Drupelets unknown.
    [FTEA]

    Menispermaceae, G. Troupin. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

    Habit
    Slender liane with glabrous striate branchlets.
    Leaves
    Leaves with petiole 4–6 cm. long; blade broadly ovate-triangular, slightly cordate at base, the lateral lobes united in the middle by a projection of the blade towards the petiole giving the central part of the blade a cuneate appearance, glabrous; nerves 5–7, palmate.
    Inflorescences
    Male inflorescences 20–35 cm. long; pedicels 1.5–2 mm. long. Female inflorescences 20–35 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 mm. long.
    Male
    Male inflorescences 20–35 cm. long; pedicels 1.5–2 mm. long. Male flowers with outer sepals 0.8–1.2 mm. long and 1.5–2 mm. wide; inner sepals 2–2.3 mm. long and 1.5–2 mm. wide; petals 1.5–2 mm. long, the inner narrower; stamens 6, their filaments connate at base or to half-way up, 0.8–1.2 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Female flowers with carpels 1.5–2 mm. long. Male flowers with outer sepals 0.8–1.2 mm. long and 1.5–2 mm. wide; inner sepals 2–2.3 mm. long and 1.5–2 mm. wide; petals 1.5–2 mm. long, the inner narrower; stamens 6, their filaments connate at base or to half-way up, 0.8–1.2 mm. long.
    Female
    Female flowers with carpels 1.5–2 mm. long. Female inflorescences 20–35 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Drupes unknown.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain-forest
    Distribution
    T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Tanzania

    Tinospora mossambicensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 404 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (1956). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Menispermaceae: 1-32.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 26: 404 (1899).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0