Seddera suffruticosa (Schinz) Hallier f.
var. suffruticosa

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Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Robins Camp to the Matetsi Safari Area gate, Hwange NP

Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Robins Camp to the Matetsi Safari Area gate, Hwange NP

Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Robins Camp to the Matetsi Safari Area gate, Hwange NP

Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along roadside Mahenye Village.

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Synonyms: Breweria suffruticosa Schinz
Convolvulus mucronatus Engl.
Seddera mucronata Hallier f.
Seddera welwitschii Hallier f. subsp. tenuisepala Verdc.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or spreading perennial shrubby herb with annual stems, up to 60 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves subsessile, lanceolate to broadly elliptic-oblong, up to 4.5 cm long, covered with medifixed hairs on both surfaces; apex often with a mucronate tip. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, small, funnel-shaped, white or yellowish. Capsule ovoid to subspherical, hairless. See var. hirsutissima for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: suffruticosa: a suffrutex, shrubby plant, woody at the base, regrowing annually from a strong perennial underground base.
Habitat: In sandy or stony soils in deciduous woodland, scrub, wooded grassland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1370 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Perennial, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 21 July 2009
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 17 - 18. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 51.


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West African Plants database: Seddera suffruticosa


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: Seddera suffruticosa var. suffruticosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147210, retrieved 29 September 2016

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