Chlorocyathus monteiroae Oliv.

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Chlorocyathus monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path towards bottom of Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Chlorocyathus monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path towards bottom of Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Chlorocyathus monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Chlorocyathus monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Raphionacme loandae Schltr.
Raphionacme monteiroae (Oliv.) N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber, growing from a cylindric-ovoid tuber, up to 30 cm long. Stems, 1-few, up to 8 m long, interpetiolar ridges sometimes with black glands. Leaves opposite, ovate-elliptic to obovate, up to 4.5 × 3 cm, somewhat fleshy, dark green and pubescent above, pale green and pubescent below; petiole 1-10 mm long, sometimes with black glands. Flowers in terminal and upper axillary inflorescences. Corolla light green to bright green, lobes ovate, 6-12 mm long, sup-spreading; margins folded back. Corona fleshy, hairless or minutely papillose; lobes fused to the corolla lobes like small pockets, 3-segmented; central segment 2-3 mm long, filiform, white; lateral segments obtriangular, c. 1 mm long, pinkish or purplish. Fruit in horizontally spreading, paired follicles, very narrowly ovoid, 70-110 mm long, tapering.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: monteiroae: after Mrs Rose Monteiro, wife of Portuguese naturalist Joachim Monteiro, who collected plants in Angola and Mozambique.
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland and scrub.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS,M
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Wednesday 8 June 2016
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 26 - 27. as Raphionacme monteiroae (Includes a picture).

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

Venter, H.J.T. (2008). Taxonomy of Chlorocyathus (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 74 Pages 290 - 291. (Includes a picture).

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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: Chlorocyathus monteiroae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145380, retrieved 13 December 2017

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