Oncinotis tenuiloba Stapf

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Oncinotis tenuiloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Bomane, Arumwini River, DR Congo © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncinotis tenuiloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Bomane, Arumwini River, DR Congo © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncinotis tenuiloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Bomane, Arumwini River, DR Congo © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncinotis tenuiloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Bomane, Arumwini River, DR Congo © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncinotis tenuiloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Bomane, Arumwini River, DR Congo © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncinotis tenuiloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Bomane, Arumwini River, DR Congo © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncinotis tenuiloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Bomane, Arumwini River, DR Congo © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncinotis tenuiloba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Bomane, Arumwini River, DR Congo © Botanic Garden Meise

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Synonyms: Motandra erlangeri K. Schum.
Oncinotis chirindica S. Moore
Oncinotis inandensis J.M. Wood & M.S. Evans
Oncinotis natalensis Stapf
Oncinotis oblanceolata Engl.
Common names: Magic-rope (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Sometimes a scrambling shrub, often a strong liane, up to 30 m high. Bark pale yellow-orange, thick and corky; inner bark fibrous; branches with pale lenticels, milky sap and tendrils present. Leaves opposite, obovate with a distinct drip-tip, 5-14 cm long, leathery, dark green, softly hairy, hair-tuft domatia often present in the axils of the veins below; base tapering with 2 small glands above; margin entire. Flowers in lax axillary sprays, yellow-green, corolla lobes often reflexed. Fruit in pendulous paired slender follicles, 10-30 cm long, pale brown.
Notes:
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Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Ethiopia; Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 809. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269. As Oncinotis inandensis

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 493 - 495. (Includes a picture).

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 19.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 44.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Oncinotis tenuiloba.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145180, retrieved 16 November 2018

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