Podranea brycei (N.E. Br.) Sprague

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Podranea brycei

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Podranea brycei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Blue Kerry, Harare

Podranea brycei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Blue Kerry, Harare

Podranea brycei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Blue Kerry, Harare

Podranea brycei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Blue Kerry, Harare

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Synonyms: Tecoma brycei N.E. Br.
Common names: Gwebwa (Shona) Zimbabwe creeper (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Shrub or climber up to 10 m. Leaves 13-27 cm with (2-) 4-7 pairs of leaflets plus a terminal leaflet. Leaflets narrowly ovate, long-acuminate. Pedicels 1-2 cm, articulated c.3.5 mm from the top, with 2 bracts towards the base. Calyx whitish; lobes 0.6-1.2 cm, apiculate. Corolla mauve-pink; tube 3.5-5 cm; glabrous outside, hairy within. Capsule 35-48 × 1.5 cm. Seeds 0.6-1 × 3 cm (including wings).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Along margins of evergreen and riverine forest and in bushveld around the bases of granite kopjes.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Apr - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Oedicentra albipennis (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 19 November 2005

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 878. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 44.

Diniz, M.A. (1988). Bignoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 79 - 81. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.

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 30.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 117, plate 156 & 157

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 76. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Podranea brycei
Flora of Mozambique: Podranea brycei
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Podranea brycei

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Podranea brycei.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152340, retrieved 22 May 2024

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