Pyrenacantha kaurabassana Baill.

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Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Pyrenacantha menyharthii Schinz
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Stems twining or trailing from a perennial tuber; stems green hispid. Leaves: petiole 4-6 cm; lamina variable, triangular to pentagonal in outline, ± entire to deeply 3-5-lobed; base cordate to sagittate, hirsute. Inflorescences borne at the nodes, pedunculate. Male flowers borne in 3-4 cm, dense, spikes; flowers numerous, sessile. Female flowers borne in 1-1.5 cm, subcapitate spikes; flowers fewer, sessile. Fruits yellow-orange when mature, hirsute.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kaurabassana: of Cabora Bassa in Mozambique, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Among rocks and on termite mounds in dry bush and woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 January 2009
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Flora of Malawi: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
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African Plant Database: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
Ispot Southern Africa : Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
JSTOR Plant Science: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
Tropicos: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana
West African Plants database: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana


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: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137280, retrieved 27 May 2016

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