Hippocratea longipetiolata Oliv.

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Hippocratea longipetiolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hot Springs, Odzi-Save Valley

Hippocratea longipetiolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mozambique border, Mahenye

Hippocratea longipetiolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mozambique border, Mahenye

Hippocratea longipetiolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mozambique border, Mahenye

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Synonyms: Hippocratea delagoensis sensu Burtt Davy
Hippocratea schlechteri Loes.
Pristimera longipetiolata (Oliv.) N. Hallé
Common names:
Status: Native
Hairless, scandent shrub or liane up to 5 m high or more; stems olive-green and 4-lined when young, becoming greyish-brown or sometimes wine-red, with numerous small white lenticels. Leaves more or less broadly elliptic to oblong, 4-8 cm long, yellow-green and concolorous, often rounded or emarginate at the apex, softly leathery, with 4-5 lateral veins and no noticeable reticulation; margin obtusely glandular-dentate or entire; petiole 4-22 mm long. Flowers in axillary lax,3-25-flowered inflorescences; sepals yellow-green with paler ciliolate-denticulate margins; petals yellow-green with entire margins,elliptic-oblong, 1.5 mm long, rounded; stamens 3-4. Mericarps olive-green to yellow-brown, flattened, obovate, smooth, 1-5-seeded. Seeds winged.
Derivation of specific name: longipetiolata: with a long petiole
Habitat: In riverine forest and scrub in dry areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 180 - 600 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 518. (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 631.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 43. as Pristimera longipetiolata

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) Page 408.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 350 - 352. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hippocratea longipetiolata
African Plant Database: Hippocratea longipetiolata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hippocratea longipetiolata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hippocratea longipetiolata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137160, retrieved 5 December 2023

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