Pyrenacantha kaurabassana Baill.

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Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

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Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

Photo: Bart Wursten

Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

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Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

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Synonyms: Pyrenacantha menyharthii Schinz
Common names:
Status: Native
Stems twining or trailing from a perennial tuber; stems green hispid. Leaves: petiole 4-6 cm; lamina variable, triangular to pentagonal in outline, ± entire to deeply 3-5-lobed; base cordate to sagittate, hirsute. Inflorescences borne at the nodes, pedunculate. Male flowers borne in 3-4 cm, dense, spikes; flowers numerous, sessile. Female flowers borne in 1-1.5 cm, subcapitate spikes; flowers fewer, sessile. Fruits yellow-orange when mature, hirsute.
Derivation of specific name: kaurabassana: of Cabora Bassa in Mozambique, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Among rocks and on termite mounds in dry bush and woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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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 76.

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 54.

Mendes, E.J. (1963). Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 347 - 350. (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: Species information: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana., retrieved 20 May 2024

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