Bonamia spectabilis (Choisy) Hallier f.

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Bonamia spectabilis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Mutendele Bush Camp, Kafue National Park

Bonamia spectabilis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Mutendele Bush Camp, Kafue National Park

Bonamia spectabilis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Mutendele Bush Camp, Kafue National Park

Bonamia spectabilis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Mutendele Bush Camp, Kafue National Park

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Synonyms: Bonamia minor Hallier f. var. argentea R.E. Fr.
Breweria spectabilis Choisy
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing shrub. Stems appressed-pubescent. Leaves: petiole up to 2.5 cm long, lamina elliptic, less than 8.5 cm long. Flowers in 1-3-flowered cymes, borne at the ends of the branches. Sepals silky-pubescent. Corolla up to 2.3 cm long, bright blue, funnel-shaped. Stigmas ellipsoid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: spectabilis: noteworthy, spectacular.
Habitat: Deciduous woodland and thicket, Kalahari Sand and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 825 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC south to Zimbabwe, and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 1 November 2022
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 20 - 21. (Includes a picture).

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 36.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bonamia spectabilis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147230, retrieved 26 November 2022

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