Marsdenia cynanchoides Schltr.

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Marsdenia cynanchoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo Comm.Land

Marsdenia cynanchoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo Comm.Land

Marsdenia cynanchoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo Comm.Land

Marsdenia cynanchoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo Comm.Land

Marsdenia cynanchoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo Comm.Land

Marsdenia cynanchoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo Comm.Land

Marsdenia cynanchoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo Comm.Land

Marsdenia cynanchoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo Comm.Land

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Synonyms: Gongronema taylori Sensu Bullock p.p.
Marsdenia taylori sensu Mapaura & Timberlake
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender woody climber up to c. 3 m high, growing from a cluster of fleshy fusiform roots; stems hairless or pubescent, corky below. Leaves oblong to elliptic, 3-12 cm long, hairless except for a few short hairs along the midrib above; petiole up to 2.5 cm long, pubescent on the upper surface. Inflorescences subsessile in extra-axillary false umbels, pedicels 3-5 mm long. Sepals lanceolate to suborbicular with a rounded apex, 1-2 mm long, hairless with ciliate margins. Flower buds with corolla lobes overlapping to the right. Corolla cream or green; tube 1-2 mm long, with a band of white hairs in the throat; lobes spreading, oblong with a rounded apex, 1-1.5 mm long, hairless outside, sometimes minutely papillose within beyond the tuft of long hairs in the throat. Follicles c. 7 cm long and 2 cm wide, smooth, hairless.
Notes: This species has often be mistaken for Marsdenia taylori which replaces this species further North in Kenya and Tanzania. That species mainly differs by much shorter anther wings and a stipitate rather than subsessile gynostegium.
Derivation of specific name: cynanchoides: resembling a Cynanchum, a different genus in Asclepiadoideae.
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 11 June 2018
Literature:

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

Goyder, D., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Apocynaceae (part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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. as Marsdenia taylori


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Flora of Mozambique: Marsdenia cynanchoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Marsdenia cynanchoides
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Marsdenia cynanchoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Marsdenia cynanchoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Marsdenia cynanchoides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Marsdenia cynanchoides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Marsdenia cynanchoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Marsdenia cynanchoides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Marsdenia cynanchoides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Marsdenia cynanchoides
Ispot Southern Africa: Marsdenia cynanchoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Marsdenia cynanchoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Marsdenia cynanchoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Marsdenia cynanchoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Marsdenia cynanchoides
Tropicos: Marsdenia cynanchoides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Marsdenia cynanchoides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=229430, retrieved 18 June 2018

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