Marsdenia chirindensis Goyder

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Marsdenia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Swynnerton's memorial, Chirinda Forest.

Marsdenia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Swynnerton's memorial, Chirinda Forest.

Marsdenia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Swynnerton's memorial, Chirinda Forest.

Marsdenia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Swynnerton's memorial, Chirinda Forest.

Marsdenia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Swynnerton's memorial, Chirinda Forest.

Marsdenia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Swynnerton's memorial, Chirinda Forest.

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Common names:
Frequency: Probably rare and local.
Status: Native
Description:
Herbaceous climber with hairless to slightly pubescent twining stems. Leaves elliptic, dark green, hairless except for a few hair on midrib and main veins beneath. Inflorescences extra-axillary, branched, laxly-flowered on peduncles 3-6 cm long; pedicels 10-15 mm long. Sepals suborbicular, 1.5-2.5 mm long, hairless; margin ciliate. Corolla united into a greenish tube for about half the length, hairless outside and with a band of hairs inside near the throat; lobes yellowish with red streaks inside, oblong to broadly triangular, 2-2.5 mm long, suberect or spreading. Fruit unknown.
Notes: The specimen in the images so far represent the type and only specimen known for this species.
Derivation of specific name: chirindensis: of Chirinda Forest where the type was collected.
Habitat: Along a path in evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1070 m (approx)
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Only known from a single specimen collected in Chirinda Forest, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 4 December 2020
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Marsdenia chirindensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Marsdenia chirindensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Marsdenia chirindensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Marsdenia chirindensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Marsdenia chirindensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Marsdenia chirindensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Marsdenia chirindensis
iNaturalist: Marsdenia chirindensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Marsdenia chirindensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Marsdenia chirindensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Marsdenia chirindensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Marsdenia chirindensis
Plants of the World Online: Marsdenia chirindensis
Tropicos: Marsdenia chirindensis
Wikipedia: Marsdenia chirindensis


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: Marsdenia chirindensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=233200, retrieved 25 February 2021

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