Synaptolepis alternifolia Oliv.

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Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Mia Falls Rd, Burma Valley

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Mia Falls Rd, Burma Valley

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mia Falls, Burma Valley

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

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Synonyms: Synaptolepis longifolia Gilg
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or woody climber. Branches lenticellate.Leaves alternate or opposite. Inflorescence terminal. Flowers white, pale yellow or cream. Calyx tube 12-18 mm, glabrous. Petals with stiff hairs. Fruit 12-23 mm, yellow to reddish orange.
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Habitat: In forest, miombo woodland and wooded grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 May 2009
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 276. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 262. as Synaptolepis kirkii

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006). Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 87 - 88. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 180.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Synaptolepis alternifolia
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West African Plants database: Synaptolepis alternifolia


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: Synaptolepis alternifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141350, retrieved 24 July 2016

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