Ancylobotrys petersiana (Klotzsch) Pierre

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Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Ancylobotrys petersiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Landolphia petersiana (Klotzsch) Dyer
Common names: Climbing wild apricot (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing shrub up to 6 m or more, often climbing over other trees. Milky sap present. Branches often spotted with conspicuous lenticels. Leaves elliptic to obovate-elliptic, more or less thickly leathery, veining obscure above. The leaves become very discolorous when dry, blackish-green above, pale green or brown with conspicuous veining below. Flowers in elongated branched panicles; corolla c. 4 cm in diameter, white or creamy, sweetly scented. Fruit spherical, fleshy, 4.5-6 cm, velvety, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: petersiana: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
Habitat: In mixed woodland and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya and Tanzania southwards to South Africa; also in Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s): Liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 23 November 2008
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 111 - 112. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 67. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 24. As Ancyclobothrys petersiana

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269. As Ancylobothrys petersiana


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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: Ancylobotrys petersiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144990, retrieved 25 June 2016

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