Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
var. gummifera

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Adenia gummifera var. gummifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Essex Rd, Vumba

Adenia gummifera var. gummifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Essex Rd, Vumba

Adenia gummifera var. gummifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloudlands, Vumba

Adenia gummifera var. gummifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Chirinda Forest

Adenia gummifera var. gummifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Adenia cissampeloides (Planch. ex Hook.) Harms
Common names: Deveramvumi (Shona) Dovoza (Shona) Monkey rope (English) Muboori (Shona) Muhore (Shona) Snake climber (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust, semi-woody climber or liane. Stems striped bluish-green, older stems often with whitish powder. Leaves mostly shallowly three-lobed grey-green, distinctly 3-veined from the base. Flowers unisexual on different plants, in axillary clusters, pale greenish. Male flowers in much larger, denser clusters than female flowers. Fruit an oval capsule, consisting of 5 valves, light green.
Notes: This species is one of the few large woody climbers which is common in miombo woodland.
Derivation of specific name: gummifera: producing gum or resin
Habitat: In forested ravines and forest margins; also in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 660 - 2020 m
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: from Somalia through East and Central Africa to South Africa; also in the Seychelles.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Insects associated with this species: Acraea natalica natalica (Food plant)
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Adenia gummifera var. gummifera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141030, retrieved 1 October 2014

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