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.
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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: sylvestre: of woods or forests
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, through Arabia and from India to China.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Literature:

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

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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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Marsdenia sylvestris
Ispot Southern Africa : Marsdenia sylvestris
JSTOR Plant Science: Marsdenia sylvestris
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.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146940, retrieved 25 August 2016

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