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.
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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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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).

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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West African Plants database: Corallocarpus bainesii


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: Corallocarpus bainesii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157100, retrieved 25 September 2016

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