Corallocarpus bainesii (Hook. f.) A. Meeuse

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Corallocarpus bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hot Springs

Corallocarpus bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hot Springs

Corallocarpus bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Main Camp to Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Corallocarpus bainesii

Photo: Rob Burrett
Just North of West Nicholson

Corallocarpus bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Masvingo - Beitbridge rd c. 20 km before Ngundu.

Corallocarpus bainesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Masvingo - Beitbridge rd c. 20 km before Ngundu.

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Synonyms: Corallocarpus sphaerocarpus Cogn.
Kedrostis bainesii (Hook.f.) Cogn.
Rhynchocarpa bainesii Hook. f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herbs with annual prostrate or scandent, smooth stems, up to 2 m long. Leaves palmately 5-lobed, finely puberulous below, deeply cordate at the base; margin almost entire to distinctly toothed or lobed. Flowers in axillary clusters; male flowers on a long pedicel; female flowers sessile, pale yellow or white. Fruit up to 9 × 6.5 mm in subsessile clusters, ellipsoid, not rostrate, hairless, bright red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bainesii: after Thomas Baines (1820-75), artist and naturalist
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1050 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 20 February 2015
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 82. (Includes a picture).

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 488 - 489. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 38.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 52.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Corallocarpus bainesii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157100, retrieved 25 June 2017

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