Thunbergia crispa Burkill

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Thunbergia crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cascades road at Morumbodzi river crossing, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Thunbergia crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cascades road at Morumbodzi river crossing, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Thunbergia crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cascades road at Morumbodzi river crossing, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Thunbergia crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cascades road at Morumbodzi river crossing, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Thunbergia crispa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cascades road at Morumbodzi river crossing, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Thunbergia homblei De Wild.
Thunbergia variabilis De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Twining woody climber or sometimes a scrabling shrub up to 4 m high. Young branches 4-angled, narrowly winged. Leaves opposite, elliptic, 8-12.5 cm long; margin wavy, particularly in the lower part; petiole 3-8 mm long, narrowly winged below. Flowers solitary, axillary on pedicels 4-9 cm long. bracteoles pale green, ovate or elliptic, 2-3.6 cm long, hairless. Corolla with a mostly pale whitish tube, up to 6 cm long; upper part tube and lobes deep violet-blue or purple, yellow in the throat. Capsule 2.5-3 cm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crispa: with a wavy or curled margin
Habitat: In riverine vegetation, on rocky outcrops and on termite mounds in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 12 August 2012
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 20.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 15.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 20.

Vollesen, K. (2009). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 39 - 40.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 24 - 26. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Thunbergia crispa
Flora of Zambia: Thunbergia crispa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Thunbergia crispa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Thunbergia crispa
African Plant Database: Thunbergia crispa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Thunbergia crispa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Thunbergia crispa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thunbergia crispa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thunbergia crispa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thunbergia crispa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Thunbergia crispa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Thunbergia crispa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thunbergia crispa
Ispot Southern Africa: Thunbergia crispa
JSTOR Plant Science: Thunbergia crispa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thunbergia crispa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thunbergia crispa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Thunbergia crispa
Tropicos: Thunbergia crispa


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: Thunbergia crispa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152960, retrieved 11 December 2017

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