Neoschumannia cardinea (S. Moore) Meve

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Neoschumannia cardinea

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Neoschumannia cardinea

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Swynnertonia cardinea S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust climber, occurring in evergreen forest. Stems green, hairless with a clear sap. Leaves opposite, ovate, up to c. 12 cm long, hairless. Flowers maroon and green in few-flowered axillary clusters.
Derivation of specific name: cardinea: with a red colour, probably referrring to the maroon flowers.
Habitat: In evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1150 m
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution: In Zimbabwe it is only known from the Chirinda Forest. It has also been recorded from Tanzania.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271. As Swynnertonia cardinea

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 85 - 86. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 133.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Neoschumannia cardinea
African Plant Database: Neoschumannia cardinea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Neoschumannia cardinea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Neoschumannia cardinea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Neoschumannia cardinea
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iNaturalist: Neoschumannia cardinea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Neoschumannia cardinea
JSTOR Plant Science: Neoschumannia cardinea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Neoschumannia cardinea
Plants of the World Online: Neoschumannia cardinea
Tropicos: Neoschumannia cardinea
Wikipedia: Neoschumannia cardinea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Neoschumannia cardinea., retrieved 30 November 2023

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