Pseudocalyx saccatus Radlk.

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Pseudocalyx saccatus

Photo: Mark Hyde

Pseudocalyx saccatus

Photo: Mark Hyde

Pseudocalyx saccatus

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Pseudocalyx africanus S. Moore
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Status: Native
Woody perennial twining liane. Stems up to 15 m long; young branches densely rusty stellate hairy. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate 5-13 cm long, more or less stellate hairy on both surfaces, particularly along the midrib; margin entire to shallowly crenate-dentate. Flowers in 1-3-flowered clusters in the upper leaf axils, often merging together into apparent pseudo-racemes. Corolla pink to reddish-purple, paler on the inside, covered in dense woolly stellate hairs that rub off easily; bracteoles broadly ovate,1.3-1.8 cm long, densely orange stellate-hairy. Capsule broadly triangular in outline, pointed but not beaked, up to 3 × 2 cm, woolly stellate hairy when young.
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Habitat: Occurring in clearings of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
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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 19. As Pseudocalyx africanus

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.


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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: Pseudocalyx saccatus., retrieved 29 June 2016

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