Helinus mystacinus (Aiton) E. Mey. ex Steud.

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Helinus mystacinus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Helinus mystacinus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Helinus mystacinus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tiger Kloof, Mutare

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Common names:
Status: Native
Climber with pubescent coiled tendrils. Branches reddish, pubescent. Leaves alternate, ovate; margins entire. Flowers with a distinct pentagonal disk, in axillary umbels, greenish white. Sepals ovate-deltate, pubescent. Petals obovate, rolled around the stamens. Fruit obovoid, pubescent, tuberculate.
Notes: This species is similar to Helinus integrifolius, differing mainly in the pubescence of the tendrils, flowers and fruits.
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Habitat: At forest margins.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 2 December 2005

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Helinus mystacinus
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West African Plants database: Helinus mystacinus

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: Helinus mystacinus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137800, retrieved 27 May 2016

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