1. Family: Menispermaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tinospora Miers
      1. Tinospora tenera Miers

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to E. Tanzania and Swaziland.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Liane with yellow-brown glabrous branchlets.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 4–7 x 2.5–6 cm., broadly ovate to suborbicular, cordate or obtuse at the base, acuminate, apiculate and sometimes mucronulate at the apex, glabrous on both sides, papery, pale green, nerves 5, palmate, petiole 2–3.5 cm. long, glabrous.
    Flowers
    Male flowers with oblong-obovate outer sepals 0.5–1 x 0.4–3.7 mm.; inner sepals 1–1.5 mm. long, obovate-spathulate; petals 1–1.5 mm. long, keeled; stamens 6, their filaments 1–1.5 mm. long, connate to half-way up.
    Male
    Male flowers with oblong-obovate outer sepals 0.5–1 x 0.4–3.7 mm.; inner sepals 1–1.5 mm. long, obovate-spathulate; petals 1–1.5 mm. long, keeled; stamens 6, their filaments 1–1.5 mm. long, connate to half-way up. Male inflorescences 10–35 cm. long; pedicels 2–3 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Female inflorescences, female flowers and fruits unknown. Male inflorescences 10–35 cm. long; pedicels 2–3 mm. long.
    Female
    Female inflorescences, female flowers and fruits unknown.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Liane with yellow-brown glabrous branchlets.
    Leaves
    Leaves with glabrous petiole 2–3.5 cm. long; blade broadly ovate to suborbicular, cordate or obtuse at base, acuminate, apiculate and sometimes mucronulate at apex, 4–7 cm. long, 2.5–6 cm. wide, glabrous on both sides, papery, pale green; nerves 5, palmate.
    Inflorescences
    Male inflorescences 10–35 cm. long; pedicels 2–3 mm. long. Female inflorescences, ♀ flowers and fruits unknown.
    Male
    Male inflorescences 10–35 cm. long; pedicels 2–3 mm. long. Male flowers with oblong-obovate outer sepals 0.5–1 mm. long and 0.4–0.7 mm. wide; inner sepals obovate-spathulate, 1–1.5 mm. long; petals keeled, 1–1.5 mm. long; stamens 6, their filaments connate to halfway up, 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Male flowers with oblong-obovate outer sepals 0.5–1 mm. long and 0.4–0.7 mm. wide; inner sepals obovate-spathulate, 1–1.5 mm. long; petals keeled, 1–1.5 mm. long; stamens 6, their filaments connate to halfway up, 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Female
    Female inflorescences, ♀ flowers and fruits unknown.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain-forest
    Distribution
    T6

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia

    Tinospora tenera Miers appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1953 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000230053

    First published in Contr. Bot. 3: 37 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • 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
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Miers in Contr. Bot. 3: 37 (1871).

    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

    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