Jacquemontia tamnifolia Griseb.

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Jacquemontia tamnifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road from Muzarabani to Mahuwe, Gutsa CL

Jacquemontia tamnifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road from Muzarabani to Mahuwe, Gutsa CL

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Synonyms: Jacquemontia capitata (Desr.) G. Don
Common names:
Status: Native
Twining annual herb. Stems several, up to 85 cm long covered in long, appressed silky hairs. Leaves ovate-oblong, cordate at the base, more or less pilose with brown or whitish hairs. Flowers in dense, hairy capitate clusters, supported by bract-like leaves. Corolla funnel-shaped, deep blue with a white centre, c. 1 cm, slightly 5-lobed. Capsule spherical, glabrous, straw-coloured.
Derivation of specific name: tamnifolia: bryony-leaved; leaves like a Tamus (a kind of vine, mentioned by Pliny).
Habitat: In woodland, grassland, riverine thickets, edges of forest and on cultivated land.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and South Africa, Mascarene Islands, Madagascar and Tropical America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, annual.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 November 2015

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 171 - 172. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 48.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 25.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 51. (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 37.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 44.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 51.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 205.

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Flora of Botswana: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Flora of Caprivi: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Flora of Malawi: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Flora of Zambia: Jacquemontia tamnifolia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Jacquemontia tamnifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Jacquemontia tamnifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Jacquemontia tamnifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Jacquemontia tamnifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Jacquemontia tamnifolia
iNaturalist: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Jacquemontia tamnifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Plants of the World Online: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Tropicos: Jacquemontia tamnifolia
Wikipedia: Jacquemontia tamnifolia

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: Jacquemontia tamnifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147250, retrieved 2 December 2022

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