Basananthe parvifolia (Baker f.) W.J. de Wilde

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Synonyms: Tryphostemma humile Dandy
Tryphostemma parvifolia Baker f.
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Status: Native
Perennial glabrous herb, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems hairless, erect up to 15 cm high or prostrate up to 50 cm long, sometimes with both prostrate and erect shoots; tendrils absent. Leaves simple, alternate, overlapping, grey-green, thinly fleshy. Leaves on prostate stems almost round, 0.7-2.5 cm in diameter, cordate at the base; leaves on erect stems ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 0.75-2 cm. long; margin entire or with minute teeth near the base. Flowers solitary or 2 together, small, whitish with outer corona blue, petals absent. Fruit a capsule, c. 1 cm long.
Derivation of specific name: parvifolia: with small leaves
Habitat: In grassland and open forest
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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De Wilde, W.J.J.O. (1973). Revision of Basananthe, formerly Tryphostemma (Passifloraceae) Blumea 21 Pages 340 - 341. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 381.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 51.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Basananthe parvifolia
African Plant Database: Basananthe parvifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Basananthe parvifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Basananthe parvifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Basananthe parvifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Basananthe parvifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Basananthe parvifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Basananthe parvifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Basananthe parvifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Basananthe parvifolia
Ispot Southern Africa: Basananthe parvifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Basananthe parvifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Basananthe parvifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Basananthe parvifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Basananthe parvifolia
Tropicos: Basananthe parvifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Basananthe parvifolia., retrieved 21 April 2019

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