Telosma africana (N.E. Br.) N.E. Br.

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Synonyms: Pergularia africana N.E. Br.
Pergularia sanguinolenta Britten
Pergularia tacazzeana Chiov.
Telosma tacazzeanum (Chiov.) Chiov.
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Status: Native
Description:
Hairless perennial woody twining herb with milky latex. Leaves opposite, oblong-ovate to broadly ovate, 4-14 cm long, thinly textured, rounded or cordate at the base, hairless on both surfaces, sometimes sparsely and minutely puberulous above; petiole up to 7.5 cm long. Flowers in rather densely several-many-flowered, axillary, subglobose umbels; corolla green or yellow; tube usually about 6-8 mm long, globose-inflated, constricted at the mouth, hairless outside, densely hairy at the throat, with 5 lines of hairs alternating with the corona-lobes on the lower part; lobes linear, obtuse, spreading, recurved or revolute, often twisted, densely bearded at the base and shortly hairy along above; corona-lobes erect, elliptic-lanceolate or somewhat obovate, slightly recurved at the apex, with a linear appendage.
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Derivation of specific name: africana: of Africa
Habitat: in riverine or moist deciduous forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Literature:

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 21. as Pergularia africana

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

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 22.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Telosma africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Telosma africana
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Tropicos: Telosma africana


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: Telosma africana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147080, retrieved 19 March 2019

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