Jateorhiza palmata (Lam.) Miers

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Jateorhiza palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate to Gorongosa National Park, near Nhambita turn-off.

Jateorhiza palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate to Gorongosa National Park, near Nhambita turn-off.

Jateorhiza palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate to Gorongosa National Park, near Nhambita turn-off.

Jateorhiza palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Streambank at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Jateorhiza palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road 11, Gorongosa National Park

Jateorhiza palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road 11, Gorongosa National Park

Jateorhiza palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road 11, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Jateorhiza columba (Roxb.) Oliv.
Menispermum palmatum Lam.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Vigorous climber or liane with most parts roughly hairy. Leaves large, up to 35 × 40 cm, palmately 5-lobed, deeply and narrowly cordate at the base; lobes with acuminate points. Flowers in pendulous racemes, greenish-cream, unisexual; male racemes up to 40 cm long, often branched; female racemes up to 10 cm long. Fruit a drupelet, c. 2.5 × 2 cm.
Notes: Jateorhiza palmata somewhat resembles Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii, but can be distinguished by its larger leaves which are usually 5-lobed (3-lobed in D. cumminsii) and have a deeply narrowly cordate base (more broadly cordate base in D. cumminsii).
Derivation of specific name: palmata: palmate, like a hand
Habitat: In moist woodland, forest and riverine fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mauritius. Possibly introduced in Ghana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Images last updated: Monday 22 October 2007
Literature:

Troupin, G. (1962). Monographie des Menispermaceae africaines Mémoires in-8° Nouvelle série XIII-2 Académie royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer Pages 150 - 153.


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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: Jateorhiza palmata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123710, retrieved 24 July 2016

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