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: Occurring in riverine fringes.
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Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Monday 3 August 2009
Literature:

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
Flora of Mozambique: Cynanchum schistoglossum

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African Plant Database: Cynanchum schistoglossum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cynanchum schistoglossum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cynanchum schistoglossum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cynanchum schistoglossum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: 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 31 May 2016

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