Culcasia falcifolia Engl.

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Culcasia falcifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Culcasia falcifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Culcasia falcifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Carpark for Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Culcasia falcifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Culcasia falcifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nyawamba River, near Canaan village, Aberfoyle

Culcasia falcifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nyawamba River, near Canaan village, Aberfoyle

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Synonyms: Culcasia scandens sensu Engl.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber with short clasping roots at the nodes. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly ovate or elliptic to oblong. Inflorescences on short separate branches, surrounded by a thick leathery, boat-shaped spade, greenish or yellowish-white. Fruits a cluster of obovoid berries orange-red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In shade in evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 August 2008
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 289. (Includes a picture).

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Page 34.

Mayo, S.J. (1985). Araceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 18. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 45.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Culcasia falcifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Culcasia falcifolia
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West African Plants database: Culcasia falcifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Culcasia falcifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111970, retrieved 30 July 2016

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