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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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common in the Eastern Highlands
Status: Native
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.
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

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

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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Flora of Malawi: Gouania longispicata
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African Plant Database: Gouania longispicata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gouania longispicata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gouania longispicata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gouania longispicata
Ispot Southern Africa : Gouania longispicata
JSTOR Plant Science: Gouania longispicata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gouania longispicata
Tropicos: Gouania longispicata
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 26 May 2016

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