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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

[FZ]

Lobeliaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Twining and climbing, rarely suberect herb from 20 cm. up to 1 m. or more long, from a tuber c. 3–5 x 1·5–2 cm.; stem not or sparsely branched, ribbed, glabrous below, ± densely, very finely crisped pubescent at least in the upper part of the inflorescence region.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, up to 35–140 x (2)10–30(45) mm., linear to ovate, acute to acuminate at the apex, attenuate to cuneate at the base, glabrous; margin serrate or serrate–crenate, flat or ± revolute; venation prominent beneath; petiole up to 5–15 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme twining, lax, up to 50 cm. long, sometimes with ± short and few–flowered branches below, or with 2–3–flowered branches almost to the top of the inflorescence; pedicels 1·5–18 mm. long, very shortly crisped pubescent; bracts up to 5–20 mm. long; bracteoles 1–3·5 mm. long, sometimes denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10–nerved, shortly crisped pubescent at least towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, erect to ± reflexed, 1·5–8 mm. long, glabrous, with 1–8 pairs of teeth at the margin, basal teeth sometimes very long and resembling the calyx–lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 8–18 mm. long, white, greenish yellow, pink, purple or red, tubular with 5 subequal lobes, or at least the 2 lower petals sometimes becoming ± free; all petals linear, short pubescent outside at least towards the base, pubescent inside, at least towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3·5–6 mm. long; filaments linear, free, pubescent; anthers narrowly elliptic–oblong, 1·2–2 mm. long, with a short tuft of hairs at the apex and ± sparsely pubescent with hairs 0·1–0·2 mm. long or rarely glabrous on the back of the connective.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary semisuperior; style 2·5–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, inferior part 2–5 mm. long, membranous, with 10 distinct nerves connected by weak transversal nerves; valves 4–9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds almost round in outline, flat, 2·4–3·2 x 2–2·8 mm., broadly winged, brown.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Cyphia mazoensis S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. 45: 46 (1907)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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