Flagellaria guineensis Schumach.

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Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Marracuene District.

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Marracuene District.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Climbing bamboo (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust herbaceous climbing perennial. Stems long, somewhat bamboo-like, often reaching the tree canopy. Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate, 10-22 cm long, sheating at the base; apex modified into a coiled tendril; margin entire. Flowers in branched terminal heads, creamy-white. Fruit a red berry.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: guineensis: from Guinea in West Africa.
Habitat: Dense woodland, coastal and riverine forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa but in the Flora Zambesiaca area only known from Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 October 2016
Literature:

Linder, H.P. (2010). Flagellariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 94 - 96. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


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: Flagellaria guineensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=202200, retrieved 18 November 2017

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