Hippocratea crenata (Klotzsch) Loes.

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Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
"Sacred forest" near Mahenye Village

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
"Sacred forest" near Mahenye Village

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Synonyms: Loeseneriella crenata (Klotzsch) N. Hallé
Common names: Valley paddle-pod (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scandent or scrambling shrub. Young stems covered in reddish-brown hairs, turning greyish with age. Leaves opposite, elliptic, shiny dark green above, paler below; margin shallowly serrate-crenate. Flowers in axillary clusters, greenish-yellow with reddish hairs on the outside. Fruit with 1-3 typical paddle-shaped carpels.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crenata: crenate, scalloped
Habitat: In rocky places in dry bush along major river valleys.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 450 m
Flowering time:Jan - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, SE Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 December 2011
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 630. as Hippocratea crenata

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 255.

Robson, N.K.B. (1966). Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 410 - 411. as Hippocratea crenata

Robson, N.K.B., Hallé, N., Mathew, B. & Blakelock, R. (1994). Celastraceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 64. as Loeseneriella crenata

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 350 - 351. as Hippocratea crenata (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hippocratea crenata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137130, retrieved 12 December 2017

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