Orthanthera jasminiflora (Decne.) Schinz

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Orthanthera jasminiflora

Photo: Helen Pickering
Livingstone: along the northern edge of the sewerage ponds almost under the fence between the ponds and ZAWA reserve

Orthanthera jasminiflora

Photo: Helen Pickering
Livingstone: along the northern edge of the sewerage ponds almost under the fence between the ponds and ZAWA reserve

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Synonyms: Barrowia jasminiflora Decne.
Orthanthera browniana Schinz
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climbing or creeping herb up to 5 m long, growing from a stout woody rhizome. Leaves opposite, simple, linear-elliptic to narrowly ovate, 1.5-7 cm long, stiff and leathery, rough to the touch; margin entire but often wavy. Flowers in 2-13-flowered pseudo-umbels, strongly scented; corolla tubular, cream-coloured, pubescent, tube up to 2 cm long, swollen at the base, lobes linear-lanceolate, spreading, up to 12 mm long, spreading. Fruit in paired follicles, up to 10 cm × 12 mm, distinctly beaked.
Notes: In northern Botswana, young fruits are eaten fresh or cooked as a vegetable.
Derivation of specific name: jasminiflora: with flowers like a jasmin
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 27 July 2009
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 344. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 57. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 28. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 198.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthanthera jasminiflora
Ispot Southern Africa : Orthanthera jasminiflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Orthanthera jasminiflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthanthera jasminiflora
Tropicos: Orthanthera jasminiflora
West African Plants database: Orthanthera jasminiflora


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: Orthanthera jasminiflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146120, retrieved 26 May 2016

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