Cadaba aphylla (Thunb.) Wild

Images: None on this site.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Cleome aphylla Thunb.
Common names: Leafless wormbush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Leafless shrub or small tree, often forming a tangled shrubby mass. Branches semi-succulent, green, hairless, often spine-tipped. Leaves absent except on seedling and very young branchlets, c. 10 × 2 mm. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters; sepals red; petals absent; stamens red, fused onto a long androgynophore. Fruit cylindrical, up to 90 × 7 mm, slightly constricted, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aphylla: without leaves
Habitat: Occurring in very dry, semidesert scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 700 m
Flowering time:Aug - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 238.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 44.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 207 - 209. (Includes a picture).


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Cadaba aphylla:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cadaba aphylla

External websites:

African Plant Database: Cadaba aphylla
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cadaba aphylla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cadaba aphylla
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cadaba aphylla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cadaba aphylla
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cadaba aphylla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cadaba aphylla
Ispot Southern Africa : Cadaba aphylla
JSTOR Plant Science: Cadaba aphylla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cadaba aphylla
Tropicos: Cadaba aphylla
West African Plants database: Cadaba aphylla


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: Cadaba aphylla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124540, retrieved 30 September 2016

Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use