Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
subsp. daemia

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Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

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Synonyms: Asclepias daemia Forssk.
Daemia extensa R. Br.
Pergularia extensa N.E. Br.
Common names: Trellis-vine (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial twining herb with milky sap. Stems up to 4 m or more, covered in soft hairs. Leaves heart-shaped, hairy, cordate at the base. Flowers in axillary pseudo-umbels on long peduncles, pendulous opening in the evening. Corolla creamy-white or greenish, sometimes tinged purple; lobes fringed with long spreading hairs. Fruit paired follicles, 5-7.5 cm long, erect, covered in recurved bristles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: daemia: from the Arabic vernacular name.
Habitat: In woodland and riverine forest fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Danaus chrysippus aegyptius (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 May 2008
Literature:

Goyder, D.J. (2006). A revision of the genus Pergularia L. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) Kew Bulletin 61 Pages 249 - 251.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 58. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147070, retrieved 21 December 2014

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