Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.

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Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Southeastern ridge Mt Gorongosa, above Cavalo, Sanjunjira.

Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Southeastern ridge Mt Gorongosa, above Cavalo, Sanjunjira.

Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Agelaea pentagyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

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Synonyms: Agelaea heterophylla Gilg
Agelaea nitida sensu Baker f.
Agelaea ugandensis G. Schellenb.
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Status: Native
Description:
A twining liane or scandent shrub.Young branches, leaf-rhachis, and undersides of leaves with brownish stellate hairs, turning glabrescent with age. Leaves 3-foliolate, 3-veined from the base; petiolules swollen. Flowers in sweetly scented, terminal panicles, white, with the calyx densely covered in stellate and glandular hairs. Fruits obovoid, brown-red when ripe, covered in stellate hairs. Seeds with an orange aril.
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Habitat: Along the margins of forest.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1540 m
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Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 March 2014
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 239. As Agelaea heterophylla

Mendes, E.J. (1966). Connaraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 618 - 619. as Agelaea heterophylla (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Agelaea pentagyna.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125530, retrieved 25 November 2017

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