Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.

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Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Mountain Lodge

Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Mountain Lodge

Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Mountain Lodge

Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Mountain Lodge

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Synonyms: Agelaea heterophylla Gilg
Agelaea nitida sensu Baker f.
Agelaea ugandensis G. Schellenb.
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Status: Native
Description:
A twining liane or scandent shrub.Young branches, leaf-rhachis, and undersides of leaves with brownish stellate hairs, turning glabrescent with age. Leaves 3-foliolate, 3-veined from the base; petiolules swollen. Flowers in sweetly scented, terminal panicles, white, with the calyx densely covered in stellate and glandular hairs. Fruits obovoid, brown-red when ripe, covered in stellate hairs. Seeds with an orange aril.
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Habitat: Along the margins of forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1540 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Liane, shrub over 2 m.
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Images last updated: Saturday 27 May 2006
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 239. As Agelaea heterophylla

Mendes, E.J. (1966). Connaraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 618 - 619. as Agelaea heterophylla (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71.


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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: Agelaea pentagyna.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125530, retrieved 30 September 2016

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