Marsdenia abyssinica (Hochst.) Schltr.

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Marsdenia abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of garden in property adjacent to Rhodesville Catholic Church, Harare

Marsdenia abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of garden in property adjacent to Rhodesville Catholic Church, Harare

Marsdenia abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of garden in property adjacent to Rhodesville Catholic Church, Harare

Marsdenia abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of garden in property adjacent to Rhodesville Catholic Church, Harare

Marsdenia abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of garden in property adjacent to Rhodesville Catholic Church, Harare

Marsdenia abyssinica

Photo: Mark Hyde
Edge of garden in property adjacent to Rhodesville Catholic Church, Harare

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Synonyms: Dregea abyssinica (Hochst.) K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Notes: The occurrence of this species in a suburban garden in Harare is puzzling. There is no evidence that this species is cultivated in Zimbabwe although it is not impossible that it might be grown as a novelty for its strange fruits. It is a rare species in the Central Division with only one record in SRGH (Eyles 2915).
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from Ghana and Nigeria in the west to Ethiopia and Sudan in the Northeast and southwards to Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 5 May 2013
Literature:

Bullock, A.A. (1956). Notes on African Asclepiadaceae: VIII. Kew Bulletin 11(3) Pages 516 - 517. As Dregia abyssinica

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 270. As Dregea abyssinica

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.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Marsdenia abyssinica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Marsdenia abyssinica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Marsdenia abyssinica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Marsdenia abyssinica
Tropicos: Marsdenia abyssinica


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: Marsdenia abyssinica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147050, retrieved 22 April 2019

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