Strophanthus amboensis (Schinz) Engl. & Pax

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Common names: Elephant vine (English)
Description: Scrambling shrub to 3 m. Branchlets glabrous but white lenticels present. Leaf lamina oblong-ovate, 6-8 × 3-5 cm, glabrous. Corolla tube 20 mm long; lobes white below extending into greenish-yellow linear tails 5 cm long; 7 mm wide at the base, narrowing to about 1.5 mm wide at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: amboensis: from ‘Amboland’ a variant version of Ovamboland near the northern border of Namibia with Angola.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Angola and Namibia.
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Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 554 - 555. (Includes a picture).

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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: Strophanthus amboensis., retrieved 20 April 2024

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