Alafia microstylis K. Schum.

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Alafia microstylis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road East of Casa Banana, Sofala

Alafia microstylis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road East of Casa Banana, Sofala

Alafia microstylis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road East of Casa Banana, Sofala

Alafia microstylis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road East of Casa Banana, Sofala

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Synonyms: Alafia clusioides S. Moore
Alafia swynnertonii S. Moore
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Status: Native
Description:
Robust woody liane with milky latex. Bark rough, cracking in square pieces; branches smooth, covered with dot-like lenticels. Leaves elliptic to slightly obovate, 4.5-7.5 cm long, thinly leathery, hairless, with 8-11 paired lateral veins. Flowers in lax inflorescences, creamy-white, tinged maroon on the outside of the corolla. Fruit in thin paired follicles, up to 20 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: microstylis: with a very small style
Habitat: Occurring in low altitude forest.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Thursday 15 July 2010
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African Plant Database: Alafia microstylis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Alafia microstylis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alafia microstylis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alafia microstylis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alafia microstylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alafia microstylis
Ispot Southern Africa : Alafia microstylis
JSTOR Plant Science: Alafia microstylis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alafia microstylis
Tropicos: Alafia microstylis
West African Plants database: Alafia microstylis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Alafia microstylis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=174230, retrieved 23 November 2014

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