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Cercestis dinklagei[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Culcasieae
Genus: Cercestis
  • Alocasiophyllum Engl.
  • Rhektophyllum N.E.Br

Cercestis is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. The species in this genus are all climbers and are endemic to Africa.[2][3] At intervals along the stem they produce long leafless shoots called flagella. Many of the species in Cersestis show signs of fenestration.[4]



  1. ^ Adolf Engler - "Das Pflanzenreich" Vol. 48 issued 1911
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ Bown, Demi (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.