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:

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 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 24 May 2016

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