Pentarrhinum insipidum E. Mey.

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Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Carolina Wilderness

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Carolina Wilderness

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Carolina Wilderness

Pentarrhinum insipidum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Carolina Wilderness

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Synonyms:
Common names: African heart-vine (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial twining herb with milky sap. Stems 2-3 m long, covered in soft hairs; leaf-like stipules at the nodes. Leaves ovate, sparsely hairy, 3-5-veined from the broadly cordate base. Flowers in axillary pseudo-umbels. Corolla lobes green, often more or less densely tinged maroon, spreading or reflexed. Outer corona lobes creamy-white to orange-yellow with a horn-like apical appendage curving inwards; inner lobes greenish, striped maroon. Fruit usually a single follicle, 5-8.5 cm long, softly spiny.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: insipidum: without taste
Habitat: In woodland, grassland and riverine forest fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:Dec - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 26 May 2014
Literature:

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 21.

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 26.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 346. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.


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Flora of Botswana: Pentarrhinum insipidum
Flora of Malawi: Pentarrhinum insipidum
Flora of Mozambique: Pentarrhinum insipidum
Flora of Zambia: Pentarrhinum insipidum

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


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: Pentarrhinum insipidum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145960, retrieved 29 September 2016

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