Cynanchum praecox S. Moore

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Cynanchum praecox

Photo: Bart Wursten

Cynanchum praecox

Photo: Bart Wursten

Cynanchum praecox

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small perennial herb, less than 45 cm tall. Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate. Flowers in small terminal umbels, appearing before the leaves, white, cream or greenish.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: in woodland and grassland, usually flowering after fire.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Monday 3 August 2009

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 70.

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 praecox
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cynanchum praecox
African Plant Database: Cynanchum praecox
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cynanchum praecox
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cynanchum praecox
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cynanchum praecox
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cynanchum praecox
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cynanchum praecox
JSTOR Plant Science: Cynanchum praecox
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cynanchum praecox
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cynanchum praecox
Plants of the World Online: Cynanchum praecox
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cynanchum praecox
Tropicos: Cynanchum praecox
Wikipedia: Cynanchum praecox

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cynanchum praecox., retrieved 7 July 2020

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