Cayratia saponaria (Seem. ex Benth.) Domin
Domin, K. (1912) Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 11: 264.
Vine stem diameters to 10 cm recorded. Bark quite thick on large stems. Blaze marked by narrow vertical stripes and small orange speckles.
Leaflet blades about 8.5-20.5 x 5.5-12 cm. Stalk of the middle leaflet about 3-6 cm long, much longer than those of the lateral leaflets which are about 1-2.5 cm long. Underside of the leaflet blades with a few hairs on the midrib and the lateral veins, hairs simple. Tendrils usually 2-branched. Compound leaf rhachis and petiole clothed in hairs. Very small 'oil dots' just visible with a lens. Stipules broadly triangular, about 2-3 mm long. Oak grain in the twigs. Twigs very pithy.
Inflorescence about 20-23 cm long. Flowers about 2 mm diam., pedicels about 2 mm long. Calyx saucer-shaped, no lobes visible. Petals caducous, triangular, about 2.5 x 2 mm, each petal forming a hood over an anther. Anthers about 1 mm long, filaments about 1.5 mm long. Pollen yellow. Disk 1 mm high, surrounding the ovary. Ovary about 1-1.5 mm long. Ovules 2 per locule. Style conical. Stigma minute.
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