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Genus :

CYPHOSTEMMA

Family :

VITACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Climbers. Tendrils leaf-opposed or absent, usually twice bifid, sometimes tree, borne on opposite leaves, never on peduncles. Leaves palmately 5-foliolate, stipules persistent. Flowers in pseudo-axillary or terminate peduncled cymes, bisexual, 4-merous. Calyx cup-shaped, subentire. Corolla cylindric, constricted above swollen base, petals free, spreading. Disc of 4 large glands, adnate to ovary but free from each other. Ovary 2-celled, styles subulate, stigmas minute, bifid. Fruit a 1-seeded berry. Seed elliptical, usually rounded at the base.