Plumbago zeylanica L.

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Plumbago zeylanica

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Plumbago zeylanica

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Wild white plumbago (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling or climbing perennial, up to 1.5 m. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to elliptic or oblong, glabrous; petiole clasping at the base. Flowers in terminal spikes, white, sweetly scented. Corolla lobes rounded with a small pointed tip; calyx covered in sticky glands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zeylanica: from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Habitat: In woodland and thickets, often near rivers and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:Apr - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropics and subtropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 27 May 2006
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 265.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 413. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 93. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 61.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 221.

Vickery, A.R. (1983). Plumbaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 182.


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Plumbago zeylanica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Plumbago zeylanica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plumbago zeylanica
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plumbago zeylanica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Plumbago zeylanica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plumbago zeylanica
Ispot Southern Africa : Plumbago zeylanica
JSTOR Plant Science: Plumbago zeylanica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plumbago zeylanica
Tropicos: Plumbago zeylanica
West African Plants database: Plumbago zeylanica


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: Plumbago zeylanica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143690, retrieved 11 December 2016

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