Images: None on this site.
Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)
Alafia caudata sensu F. White
Description: Climbing shrub or liane. Bark greyish, slightly wrinkled, lenticels present but inconspicuous; milky sap present. Leaves opposite, ovate to lanceolate, 2-6 cm long, thinly leathery; veining indented above, prominent and conspicuous below,
scarcely apiculate; margin entire, slightly rolled under. Flowers in terminal and lateral inflorescences, creamy-white or yellowish, papillate hairy in the corolla mouth, heavily scented. Corolla lobes 2 - 3.5 mm wide. Fruit in paired slender follicles, up to 30 cm long, curved, dark grey. Seeds with an apical tuft of golden brown hairs, 2.5-4.5 cm long.
Derivation of specific name:
zambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: In savanna woodland, often on termite mounds or among rocks near streams, sometimes forming thickets.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Shaba), Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Growth form(s): Liane.
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Drummond, R.B. (1975). Kirkia 10(1) Page 269. As Alafia caudata Comments
comments powered by Disqus. comments powered by
Other sources of information about Alafia zambesiaca: Our websites: Flora of Zambia
Alafia zambesiaca External websites: African Plant Database
Alafia zambesiaca Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Alafia zambesiaca EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Alafia zambesiaca ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Alafia zambesiaca Flora Zambesiaca
Alafia zambesiaca Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Alafia zambesiaca IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Alafia zambesiaca Ispot Southern Africa
Alafia zambesiaca JSTOR Plant Science
Alafia zambesiaca Kew Herbarium catalogue
Alafia zambesiaca Tropicos
Alafia zambesiaca West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Alafia zambesiaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145130, retrieved 6 May 2016
Site software last modified: 15 January 2016 10:17am (GMT +2)