Cassytha pondoensis Engl.
var. pondoensis

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Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Mia Falls, Burma Valley

Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Mia Falls, Burma Valley

Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Tessa's Pool, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Cassytha pubescens E. Mey.
Cassytha rubiginosa E. Mey.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Parasitic twining herb. Stems long and thread-like. Leaves minute, scale-like. Inflorescence axillary in short 1-5 flowered spikes. Flowers greenish-yellow. Fruit a small spherical or ellipsoid drupe.
Notes: See Cassytha filiformis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open woodland, wooded grassland and riverine thicket.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe,and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 March 2006
Literature:

Diniz, M.A. (1997). Lauraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2) Pages 47 - 49.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassytha pondoensis
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West African Plants database: Cassytha pondoensis


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: Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124020, retrieved 7 December 2016

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