Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
subsp. subsimplicifolia Wild

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Status: Native
See subsp. madagascariensis for general description. This subspecies differs in the more broadly ovate leaves, which are not lobed near the base. It is usually found along margins of forest.
Derivation of specific name: scandens: scandent; attempting to climb; subsiplicifolia: with almost simple leaves, referring to the unlobed leaves in this subspecies
Habitat: Usually along forest margins
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Worldwide distribution: From West to East Africa and South to Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 57.

Wild, H. (1965). The African species of the genus Melanthera Rohr Kirkia 5(1) Pages 5 - 6.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 50 - 51.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melanthera scandens
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West African Plants database: Melanthera scandens

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: Melanthera scandens subsp. subsimplicifolia., retrieved 9 December 2016

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