Cynanchum schistoglossum Schltr.

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Cynanchum schistoglossum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Cynanchum schistoglossum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Cynanchum schistoglossum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Cynanchum schistoglossum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climbing or twining herb with milky sap. Stems 2-3 m long, covered in soft hairs. Leaves lanceolate-oblong to narrowly ovate, hairy on both surfaces, cordate at the base; apex with a long drawn out point, sometimes mucronate. Flowers in axillary pseudo-umbels. Corolla creamy-green. Outer corona lobes white with a horn-like appendage; inner lobes greenish-white. Fruit often with only one follicle fully developed, 5-8.5 cm long, pale green with dark blotches, covered in soft velvety hairs.
Notes: Probably rare in Zimbabwe; known from a single record from Victoria Falls (Rogers 13125, BOL).
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Habitat: In riverine fringes.
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Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Monday 3 August 2009
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Page 45.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 26.


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Flora of Botswana: Cynanchum schistoglossum
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African Plant Database: Cynanchum schistoglossum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cynanchum schistoglossum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cynanchum schistoglossum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cynanchum schistoglossum
Ispot Southern Africa : Cynanchum schistoglossum
JSTOR Plant Science: Cynanchum schistoglossum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cynanchum schistoglossum
Tropicos: Cynanchum schistoglossum
West African Plants database: Cynanchum schistoglossum


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: Cynanchum schistoglossum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168100, retrieved 25 June 2016

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