Hippocratea crenata (Klotzsch) Loes.

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Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
"Sacred forest" near Mahenye Village

Hippocratea crenata

Photo: Bart Wursten
"Sacred forest" near Mahenye Village

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Synonyms: Loeseneriella crenata (Klotzsch) N. Hallé
Common names: Valley paddle-pod (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scandent or scrambling shrub. Young stems covered in reddish-brown hairs, turning greyish with age. Leaves opposite, elliptic, shiny dark green above, paler below; margin shallowly serrate-crenate. Flowers in axillary clusters, greenish-yellow with reddish hairs on the outside. Fruit with 1-3 typical paddle-shaped carpels.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crenata: crenate, scalloped
Habitat: In rocky places in dry bush along major river valleys.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 450 m
Flowering time:Jan - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, SE Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 December 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 517. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 630. as Hippocratea crenata

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 255.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 33.

Robson, N.K.B. (1966). Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 410 - 411. as Hippocratea crenata

Robson, N.K.B., Hallé, N., Mathew, B. & Blakelock, R. (1994). Celastraceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 64. as Loeseneriella crenata

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 350 - 351. as Hippocratea crenata (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Malawi: Hippocratea crenata
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hippocratea crenata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hippocratea crenata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hippocratea crenata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hippocratea crenata
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Hippocratea crenata
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Wikipedia: Hippocratea crenata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hippocratea crenata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137130, retrieved 7 August 2020

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