Orbea variegata (L.) Haw.

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Orbea variegata

Photo: Martin Heigan

Orbea variegata

Photo: Martin Heigan

Orbea variegata

Photo: Martin Heigan

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Status: Doubtfully recorded in Zimbabwe as a naturalized escape??
Notes: Introduced? Since marked with an asterisk in Goyder (2007).
Derivation of specific name: variegata: irregularly coloured, blotched
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Worldwide distribution: Native in South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 February 2009

Bruyns, P.V. (2002). Monograph of Orbea and Ballyanthus (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Systematic Botany Monographs 63 Pages 170 - 174. (Includes a picture).

Leach, L.C. (1975). The Reinstatement of Orbea Haw. (Asclepiadaceae) Kirkia 10(1) Page 290.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orbea variegata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orbea variegata
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Tropicos: Orbea variegata

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: Orbea variegata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146660, retrieved 23 February 2018

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