Strychnos angolensis Gilg

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Strychnos angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River near Mermaid Falls, Aberfoyle

Strychnos angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River near Mermaid Falls, Aberfoyle

Strychnos angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River near Mermaid Falls, Aberfoyle

Strychnos angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River near Mermaid Falls, Aberfoyle

Strychnos angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River near Mermaid Falls, Aberfoyle

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Synonyms:
Common names: Climbing bitterberry (English) Yellowwood bitterberry-rope (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing shrub or liane with simple coiled tendrils in the axils of triangular bracts. Bark smooth, pale brown; young branches with yellowish hairs. Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, mostly 2-7 long, more or less distinctly 3-5-veined from near the base, hairless or with yellowish hairs on the veins and margins, apex rounded, sometimes with a fine sharp point. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered axillary heads, white to yellow. Fruits ellipsoid to round, 1-2 cm long, fleshy, yellow, orange to red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: On riverbanks in forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to East Africa and South to Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 356.


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African Plant Database: Strychnos angolensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Strychnos angolensis
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West African Plants database: Strychnos angolensis


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: Strychnos angolensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144310, retrieved 24 September 2016

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