Gouania longispicata Engl.

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Gouania longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Gouania longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Gouania longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Orkney Rd, Vumba

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Frequency: Locally common in the Eastern Highlands
Status: Native
Description:
Vigorous climber or liane with coiled tendrils, often found climbing and scrambling over other vegetation. Leaves ovate with conspicuous veining impressed above and prominent below; margins finely serrate. Inflorescences of elongated many-flowered racemes. Flowers creamy white. Fruit 6 × 11 mm, slightly fleshy, 3-winged.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: longispicata: with a long spike
Habitat: At forest edges and in clearings.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1650 m
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, DRC, Sudan, East Africa, reaching its southern limit in the FZ area
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
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Images last updated: Monday 11 June 2007
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 234. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 257.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 45. as Gouania species?

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 157.


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African Plant Database: Gouania longispicata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gouania longispicata
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West African Plants database: Gouania longispicata


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: Gouania longispicata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137780, retrieved 25 August 2016

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