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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Tropical Asia.
Diplocyclos palmatus

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Scandent perennial herbs; young stems green-spotted.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, simple, palmately lobed.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils proximally 2-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Probracts present, small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle-tube short and broad; lobes small, remote.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla whitish or pale yellow, gamopetalous, 5-lobed, the lobes entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, 2 double two-thecous, 1 single one-thecous, free; filaments inserted on the receptacle-tube; connectives broad; thecae flexuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk ± undulate, adnate to the receptacle-tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers subsessile; ovary terete; ovules rather few, horizontal; receptacle-tube smaller and narrower than in male flowers, perianth otherwise similar; stigma 3-lobed. Male flowers on slender pedicels. Flowers monoecious, in sessile or shortly racemose few- to many-flowered axillary clusters, male and female often co-axillary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits solitary or clustered, subsessile, baccate, fleshy, globose to ellipsoid, indehiscent, red with white longitudinal stripes or lines of markings.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds rather small, pyriform, with highly convex faces and thick 2-grooved, rugulose margins.

[FTEA]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1967

Morphology General Habit
Medium-sized perennial climbers; stems herbaceous, flecked with darker green
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; blade palmately lobed
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Probracts present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers medium-sized, white, cream or pale yellowish, green-veined, monoecious Male flowers in sessile or shortly racemose few- to many-flowered clusters, often coaxillary with ♀ flowers; pedicels slender; receptacle-tube relatively short and broad; lobes small; corolla gamopetalous, 5-lobed; lobes entire and without scales inside at the base; stamens 3 (2 double 2-thecous, 1 single 1-thecous), free; filaments inserted on the tube; connective broad; thecae triplicate; disk annular, ± undulate, not distinct from the tube Female flowers solitary or usually clustered, subsessile, often coaxillary with the ♂ flowers; ovary terete, green with longitudinal white lines or lines of markings; ovules rather few, horizontal; disk as in ♂ flower; stigma 3-lobed
sex Male
Male flowers in sessile or shortly racemose few- to many-flowered clusters, often coaxillary with ♀ flowers; pedicels slender; receptacle-tube relatively short and broad; lobes small; corolla gamopetalous, 5-lobed; lobes entire and without scales inside at the base; stamens 3 (2 double 2-thecous, 1 single 1-thecous), free; filaments inserted on the tube; connective broad; thecae triplicate; disk annular, ± undulate, not distinct from the tube
sex Female
Female flowers solitary or usually clustered, subsessile, often coaxillary with the ♂ flowers; ovary terete, green with longitudinal white lines or lines of markings; ovules rather few, horizontal; disk as in ♂ flower; stigma 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits solitary or often clustered, subsessile, medium-sized, baccate, thin-walled and fleshy, globose to ovoid or ovoid-rostrate, indehiscent, red with white longitudinal stripes or lines of markings
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds rather small, pyriform, with small highly convex disk and thick 2-grooved margins
Figures
Fig. 9, p. 72.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Diplocyclos (Endl.) Post & Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Lex. Gen. Phan.: 178 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Lex. Phan.: 178 (1903).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lex.: 178 (1903)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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