Osyridicarpos schimperianus (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) A.DC.

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Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road down to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Research Station

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road down to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Research Station

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road down to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Research Station

Osyridicarpos schimperianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road down to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Research Station

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Synonyms: Thesium schimperianum Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing shrub, stems 1-4 m, Leaves: lamina 15-50 × 3-9 mm, elliptic, distinctly 3-nerved from the base, merging into the bracts. Inflorescence with c. 20 flowers; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles minute, falling quickly. Flowers white or yellowish-green; perianth 4.5-6.5 mm, tubular. Fruit c. 6-7 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperianus: although several botanical collectors by the name Schimper are known from history, the most likely person for whom this species is named is Georg Heinrich Wilhelm Schimper (1804-1878) who collected particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: Riverine and montane forest and forest edges.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Ertitrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Monday 7 May 2012
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 256. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235. As Osyridocarpos schimperanus

Hilliard, O.M. (2006). Santalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 242 - 243. (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 172.


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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: Osyridicarpos schimperianus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121300, retrieved 30 August 2016

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