Antizoma angustifolia (Burch.) Miers ex Harv.

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Antizoma angustifolia

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Antizoma angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
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.
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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.


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Ispot Southern Africa : Antizoma angustifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Antizoma angustifolia
Tropicos: Antizoma angustifolia
West African Plants database: Antizoma angustifolia

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: Antizoma angustifolia., retrieved 24 August 2016

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