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Description: Perennial herbs with annual prostrate or scandent, glabrous stems. Leaves usually deeply palmately 3-5-lobed, slightly rough on both surfaces, cordate at the base; margin with small teeth. Flowers in axillary clusters; male flowers on a long pedicel; female flowers sessile, cream to greenish-yellow. Fruit distinctly pedicellate, 14-28 mm long, conspicuously rostrate, glabrous, bright red when ripe except for the greenish apex.
Derivation of specific name:
wildii: after Professor Hiram Wild (1917-1982), former Head of the National Herbarium (SRGH), taxonomist and avid collector.
Habitat: Occurring in Brachystegia and Mopane woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
750 - 1350 m
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Wednesday 22 July 2009
Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 52. Comments
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Corallocarpus wildii Kew Herbarium catalogue
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Corallocarpus wildii West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Corallocarpus wildii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157130, retrieved 30 July 2016
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