Cassytha pondoensis Engl.
var. pondoensis

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Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Cassytha pubescens E. Mey.
Cassytha rubiginosa E. Mey.
Common names:
Status: Native
Parasitic twining herb. Stems long and thread-like. Leaves minute, scale-like. Inflorescence axillary in short 1-5 flowered spikes. Flowers greenish-yellow. Fruit a small spherical or ellipsoid drupe.
Notes: See Cassytha filiformis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open woodland, wooded grassland, riverine forest and coastal thicket.
Altitude range: Up to 1450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe,and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 8 December 2014

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 12. as Cassytha filiformis X pondoensis

Diniz, M.A. (1997). Lauraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2) Pages 47 - 49.

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 58.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis., retrieved 19 May 2024

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