Tylophora apiculata K. Schum.

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Tylophora apiculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Tylophora apiculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Tylophora apiculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Tylophora apiculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Tylophora apiculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Tylophora apiculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

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Status: Native
Description:
Twining herb up to several metres long, whole plant hairless. Leaves not fleshy, elliptic to oblong or ovate, 5–12 cm long, apex rounded or pointed, base rounded or very weakly cordate; petiole 1–3 cm long. Inflorescences extra-axillary, appearing much branched with several clusters of flowers arising at the angles of a strongly zig-zag axis; peduncles up to first branching point 1–5 cm long; pedicels 5–15 mm long, very slender. Calyx lobes triangular, 0.5–1 mm long. Corolla pale pink or mauve, hairless; lobes ovate, 1.5–3 mm long, apex rounded. Corona yellowish-green, fleshy, c. 0.4 mm long. Follicles singly, narrowly lanceolate in outline, 6–7 cm long, smooth.
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Habitat: Moist riverine forest
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 22 June 2021
Literature:

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24.


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Flora of Mozambique: Tylophora apiculata

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tylophora apiculata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=232530, retrieved 24 October 2021

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