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.

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 21.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orbea variegata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orbea variegata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orbea variegata
Plants of the World Online: Orbea variegata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Orbea variegata
Tropicos: Orbea variegata
Wikipedia: Orbea variegata

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: Orbea variegata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146660, retrieved 9 July 2020

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