Homalocladium platycladium (F. Muell.) L.H. Bailey

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Homalocladium platycladium

Photo: Petra Ballings
32, Ridge Rd, Avondale, Harare

Homalocladium platycladium

Photo: Petra Ballings
32, Ridge Rd, Avondale, Harare

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Synonyms: Muehlenbeckia platyclada (F. Muell.) Meisn.
Polygonum platycladum F. Muell.
Common names: Centipede plant (English) Ribbon bush (English) Tapeworm bush (English)
Description: Shrub to 4 m. Basal stems cylindric, woody. Branches flat, to 1.5 cm wide. Tepals white or greenish. Fruit c. 5 mm, red or purplish.
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Worldwide distribution: Endemic to the Solomon Islands.
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Image last updated: Saturday 24 May 2008

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Homalocladium platycladium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Homalocladium platycladium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Homalocladium platycladium
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Homalocladium platycladium
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Wikipedia: Homalocladium platycladium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Homalocladium platycladium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=164860, retrieved 30 May 2024

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