Cyclanthera

Cyclanthera is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cucurbitaceae. The name comes from the fact that some species show extreme cases of stamen fusion forming a ring around the gynoecium, with a single locule.

Cyclanthera
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Cyclanthera pedata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Cucurbitoideae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Genus: Cyclanthera
Schrad. 1831[1]
Type species
Cyclanthera pedata
(L.) Schrader
Species

Several, including:

Synonyms
  • Cremastopus Paul G.Wilson, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 36: t. 3586. (1962)
  • Discanthera Torr. & A. Gray Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 1: 696. (1840)
  • Heterosicyos (S.Watson) Cockerell, Bot. Gaz. 24: 378. 1897, nom. illeg. non Welw. ex Hook. & Benth. (1867)
  • Sicyos sect. Heterosicyos S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 23: 274. (1888)
  • Pseudocyclanthera Mart. Crov. Notul. Syst. (Paris) 15: 56. (1954)
  • Rytidostylis Hook. & Arn. Bot. Beechey Voy. 424. (1841)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schrader, H.A. (1831) Index Seminum (Göttingen) 1831: 2.
  • Schaefer, H. & Renner, S.S. (2011) Phylogenetic relationships in the order Cucurbitales and a new classification of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), Taxon, 60 (1): 122–138.
  • Kearns, D.M. & Jones, E. (1992) A re-evaluation of the genus Cremastopus (Cucurbitaceae). Madroño 39: 301-303.
  • Lira Saade, R. (1995) Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Rome: IPGRI.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Cyclanthera at Wikimedia Commons
  • " Multilingual taxonomic information". University of Melbourne.