Cynanchum mossambicense K. Schum.

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Cynanchum mossambicense

Photo: Bart Wursten

Cynanchum mossambicense

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Cynanchum complexum N.E. Br.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial twining herb. Stems with milky latex. Leaves opposite ovate-triangular, broadly cordate at the base. Flowers in axillary pseudo-umbels.
Derivation of specific name: mossambicense: of Mozambique
Habitat: In riverine forest on sand and over rocks.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi?, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Images last updated: Monday 3 August 2009

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 116. (Includes a picture).

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 20. Also as Cynanchum complexum

Liede, S. (1996). A revision of Cynanchum in Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 83 Pages 325 - 326.

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 20.

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Flora of Malawi: Cynanchum mossambicense
Flora of Mozambique: Cynanchum mossambicense

External websites:

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

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: Cynanchum mossambicense., retrieved 26 March 2019

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