Marsdenia sylvestris (Retz.) P.I. Forst.

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Marsdenia sylvestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora

Marsdenia sylvestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora

Marsdenia sylvestris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora

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Synonyms: Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) Schult.
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: sylvestre: of woods or forests
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, through Arabia and from India to China.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 34 - 35. as Gymnema sylvestre

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.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 200. (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. As Gymnema sylvestre


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Flora of Botswana: Marsdenia sylvestris
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Flora of Mozambique: Marsdenia sylvestris
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African Plant Database: Marsdenia sylvestris
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Marsdenia sylvestris
Tropicos: Marsdenia sylvestris
West African Plants database: Marsdenia sylvestris

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: Marsdenia sylvestris., retrieved 30 July 2016

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