Antizoma angustifolia (Burch.) Miers ex Harv.

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Antizoma angustifolia

Photo: Tony Benn
Gaborone, residential area

Antizoma angustifolia

Photo: Tony Benn
Gaborone, residential area

Antizoma angustifolia

Photo: Tony Benn
Gaborone, residential area

Antizoma angustifolia

Photo: Tony Benn
Gaborone, Sports ground, Legae Academy.

Antizoma angustifolia

Photo: Tony Benn
Gaborone, Sports ground, Legae Academy.

Antizoma angustifolia

Photo: Tony Benn
Gaborone, Sports ground, Legae Academy.

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Synonyms: Antizoma burchellii Miers ex Harv.
Antizoma harveyana Miers ex Harv.
Cissampelos angustifolius Burch.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
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: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat: Occurring in dry open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 9 September 2016
Literature:

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 86.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Antizoma angustifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Antizoma angustifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Antizoma angustifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Antizoma angustifolia
Tropicos: Antizoma angustifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Antizoma angustifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123660, retrieved 30 April 2017

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