Dalechampia scandens L.
var. cordofana (Hochst. ex Webb) Müll. Arg.

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Dalechampia scandens var. cordofana

Photo: Bart Wursten
South Of old Urema road, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Dalechampia scandens var. cordofana

Photo: Bart Wursten
South Of old Urema road, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Dalechampia scandens var. cordofana

Photo: Bart Wursten
South Of old Urema road, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Dalechampia scandens var. cordofana

Photo: Bart Wursten
South Of old Urema road, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Dalechampia scandens var. cordofana

Photo: Bart Wursten
South Of old Urema road, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Dalechampia scandens var. cordofana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Inhamitanga West of Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Dalechampia cordofana Hochst. ex Webb
Dalechampia parvifolia Lam.
Dalechampia scandens L. var. parvifolia (Lam.) Müll. Arg.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial climber, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems up to 3 m long, pubescent and often with nettle-like hairs. Leaves 3-fid to 3-lobed, rarely 5-lobed, up to 13 × 14 cm in outline, more or less deeply cordate at the base; margin serrate in this subspecies. Inflorescences axillary on peduncles 1-10 cm long. Bract leaf-like up to 4 cm long, more or less shallowly 3-lobed, cordate at the base; margin serrate. Male bracts ovate in outline; female bracts elliptic-ovate narrower and shorter than male bracts. Flowers unisexual enveloped in the bracts in different inflorescences on the same plant. Fruit up to 5 × 10 mm, more or less smooth, pubescent, brownish.
Notes: This variety is distinguished from var. natalensis by the evenly pubescent undersides of the leaves and the serrated margins.
Derivation of specific name: scandens: scandent, climbing.
Habitat: In coastal scrub, in thickets on sand dunes, in dry sandy soils but also in black soils at margins of riverine forest and clearings in old cultivation.
Altitude range: 0 - 300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Cape Verde Islands to Pakistan and South to Angola and Swaziland.
Mozambique distribution: Z,T,MS,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 18 June 2017
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 56.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 241.

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


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: Dalechampia scandens var. cordofana.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181960, retrieved 24 November 2017

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