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Description: Semi-erect or scrambling subshrub, up to 50 cm high, sometimes climbing up to 1.5 m with support. Stems armed with short stipular spines. Leaves alternate, simple, narrowly oblong, up to c. 3 cm long. Flowers very small, yellowish-green, unisexual; male flowers in axillary clusters; female flowers solitary or paired. Fruit a subovoid, often asymmetrical drupe.
Notes: In Zimbabwe it has, so far only been recorded from the Matobo Research Station and nearby areas.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in dry open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
1200 m (approx)
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub under 2 m.
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Saturday 1 August 2009
Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 86. Comments
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Antizoma angustifolia JSTOR Plant Science
Antizoma angustifolia Kew Herbarium catalogue
Antizoma angustifolia Tropicos
Antizoma angustifolia West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Antizoma angustifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123660, retrieved 24 August 2016
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