Cynanchum ellipticum (Harv.) R.A. Dyer

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Cynanchum ellipticum

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Close to Xai-Xai.

Cynanchum ellipticum

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Close to Xai-Xai.

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Synonyms: Bunburia elliptica Harv.
Cynanchum capense Thunb.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber with slender stems and branches containing milky latex. Leaves opposite, elliptic to oblong, 20–40 mm long with an prominent tip and a ring-like thickening where the petiole join the stem. Flowers in axillary subumbellate heads, creamy white or greenish with a distinctive tubular, white corolla. Fruitpaired horn-shaped follicles with club-shaped plumed seeds.
Notes: The plant is poisonous to livestock.
Derivation of specific name: ellipticum: elliptic, referring to the leaf-shape.
Habitat: In the coastal bush.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique and North West, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 14 October 2016
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 25.

Liede, S. (1996). A revision of Cynanchum in Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 83 Pages 309 - 310.

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External websites:

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


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: Cynanchum ellipticum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228030, retrieved 13 December 2017

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