Cryptolepis obtusa N.E. Br.

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Cryptolepis obtusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

Cryptolepis obtusa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

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Status: Native
A climber with milky sap. Stems and petioles often purple-brown. Leaves opposite, oblong, green above; much paler blue green below; apex obtuse to emarginate with a distinct mucro. Fruit consisting of a pair of narrowly linear-lanceolate follicles, spreading, pointed at the apex.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
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Images last updated: Monday 16 July 2012

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 270.


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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: Cryptolepis obtusa., retrieved 28 May 2016

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