Tiliacora funifera (Miers) Oliv.

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Tiliacora funifera

Photo: Susan (Soo) Fawcett
Tembwahata Pan, close to the Save/Runde confluence

Tiliacora funifera

Photo: Susan (Soo) Fawcett
Tembwahata Pan, close to the Save/Runde confluence

Tiliacora funifera

Photo: Susan (Soo) Fawcett
Tembwahata Pan, close to the Save/Runde confluence

Tiliacora funifera

Photo: Susan (Soo) Fawcett
Tembwahata Pan, close to the Save/Runde confluence

Tiliacora funifera

Photo: Susan (Soo) Fawcett
Tembwahata Pan, close to the Save/Runde confluence

Tiliacora funifera

Photo: Susan (Soo) Fawcett
Tembwahata Pan, close to the Save/Runde confluence

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Synonyms: Hypserpa funifera Miers
Common names: Elbow-leaf (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust woody liane. Leaves more or less broadly ovate to ovate-oblong, 3-5-veined from the base, dark green, hairless or very sparely hairy below; apex tapering to rounded or acuminate with a distinct drip tip; margin entire; petiole with a swelling and a bend below the blade. Flowers in clusters on the old stems, unisexual on different plants, white, c. 2.5 mm in diameter. Fruit obovoid to nearly spherical, c. 6 mm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: funifera: rope-like, referring to the climbing stems
Habitat: In riverine and other evergreen forest and moist areas in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 220 - 1250 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa to Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Eudocima materna (Larval foodplant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Sunday 14 October 2007
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 210. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 236.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 122 - 123.

Troupin, G. (1960). Menispermaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 155.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tiliacora funifera
Tropicos: Tiliacora funifera
West African Plants database: Tiliacora funifera


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: Tiliacora funifera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123700, retrieved 30 August 2016

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