Culcasia falcifolia Engl.

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Culcasia falcifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Culcasia falcifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Culcasia scandens sensu Engl.
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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Perennial climber with short clasping roots at the nodes. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly ovate or elliptic to oblong. Inflorescences on short separate branches, surrounded by a thick leathery, boat-shaped spade, greenish or yellowish-white. Fruits a cluster of obovoid berries orange-red when ripe.
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Habitat: In shade in evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 600 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 16 August 2008

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 289. (Includes a picture).

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Page 34.

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 85.

Mayo, S.J. (1985). Araceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 18. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 45.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 12. as Culcasia scandens

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Culcasia falcifolia., retrieved 22 July 2019

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