Strychnos angolensis Gilg

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Strychnos angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, Mt Gorongosa.

Strychnos angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, Mt Gorongosa.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Climbing bitterberry (English) Yellowwood bitterberry-rope (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing shrub or liane with simple coiled tendrils in the axils of triangular bracts. Bark smooth, pale brown; young branches with yellowish hairs. Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, mostly 2-7 long, more or less distinctly 3-5-veined from near the base, hairless or with yellowish hairs on the veins and margins, apex rounded, sometimes with a fine sharp point. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered axillary heads, white to yellow. Fruits ellipsoid to round, 1-2 cm long, fleshy, yellow, orange to red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: On riverbanks in forest.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to East Africa and South to Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 10 December 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 356.

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Flora of Malawi: Strychnos angolensis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Strychnos angolensis
African Plant Database: Strychnos angolensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Strychnos angolensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Strychnos angolensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Strychnos angolensis
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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: Strychnos angolensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144310, retrieved 28 April 2017

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