1. Family: Menispermaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tinospora Miers
      1. Tinospora oblongifolia (Engl.) Troupin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to NE. Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Twining liane up to 12 m. high or more; branchlets glabrous, corky.
    Leaves
    Leaves with glabrous or very rarely puberulous petioles 1–8 cm. long; blade oblong or oblanceolate-elliptic, sometimes panduriform, cordate or rounded or rarely slightly sagittate at base, acuminate and mucronulate at apex, 4–10 cm. long, 2–6 cm. wide, glabrous and pale green, thick or somewhat fleshy; nerves 3–4 pairs.
    Male
    Male inflorescences 10–35 cm. long; pedicels filiform, 2.5–6 mm. long. Male flowers with triangular outer sepals 0.8–1 mm. long and 1–1.5 mm. wide; outer petals 1.4–1.8 mm. long and wide, the inner smaller and hardly exceeding 0.5 mm. in width; stamens 3, rarely 6, their filaments connate to apex.
    Inflorescences
    Female inflorescences 20–40 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 cm. long. Male inflorescences 10–35 cm. long; pedicels filiform, 2.5–6 mm. long.
    Female
    Female inflorescences 20–40 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 cm. long. Female flowers with carpels 1–1.2 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Female flowers with carpels 1–1.2 mm. long. Male flowers with triangular outer sepals 0.8–1 mm. long and 1–1.5 mm. wide; outer petals 1.4–1.8 mm. long and wide, the inner smaller and hardly exceeding 0.5 mm. in width; stamens 3, rarely 6, their filaments connate to apex.
    Fruits
    Drupes 0.5–0.8 cm. long, 0.4–0.5 cm. wide.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain-forest, coastal evergreen bushland, 0–1000 m.
    Distribution
    K7 T3 Z not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Tinospora oblongifolia (Engl.) Troupin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Drummond, R.B. [3244], Tanzania 15099.000
    Drummond, R.B. [3798], Kenya 8996.000
    Faulkner, H. [1796], Tanzania 15098.000

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 25: 137 (1955)

    Accepted by

    • Troupin, G. (1956). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Menispermaceae: 1-32.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Troupin, G. (1956). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Menispermaceae: 1-32.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Troupin in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 25: 137 (1955).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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