Hippocratea volkensii Loes.

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Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Khodzue Gorge

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Khodzue Gorge

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track near Khodzue Caves

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track near Khodzue Caves

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track near Khodzue Caves

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track near Khodzue Caves

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track near Khodzue Caves

Hippocratea volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track near Khodzue Caves

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Synonyms: Hippocratea andongensis Welw. ex Oliv. var. volkensii (Loes.) J.E. Burrows & E.J.D. Schmidt
Pristimera andongensis (Oliv.) N. Hallé var. volkensii (Loes.) N. Hallé & B. Mathew
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling or climbing shrub, rarely a small tree, up to 5 m. high; stems grey-green to olive-green and 4-lined when young, becoming reddish-brown and eventually greyish, with numerous whitish lenticels. Leaves oblong to elliptic (rarely obovate), 3·2-11 cm long, dark green or rarely yellowish-green, with 5–7 lateral veins and reticulate venation prominent on both sides; margin obtusely toothed; petiole 5–14 mm long; stipules lanceolate to filiform, c. 1·5 mm long, entire or more or less laciniate, eventually deciduous. Flowers 8–40 in rather lax simple axillary inflorescences; pedicels 1–2·5 mm long. Sepals broadly ovate to semicircular, 0·5–1 mm. long, yellow, veined green, with ciliolate-denticulate margin. Petals ovate-oblong to semicircular, 1–1·5 mm long, with a short claw, pale yellow or greenish-yellow, usually veined green, with ciliolate margin. Disk single, concave, annular or slightly 5-lobed. Stamens 3, with filaments narrow, scarcely broadened towards the base. Mericarps oblong, 5·3–6·1 cm long, flattened, olive-green to brown, 5–8-seeded, shallowly ribbed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: volkensii: after G. Volkens who collected on Mt Kilimanjaro 1892, 1893 and 1894
Habitat: In thickets, dry forest and dense woodland.
Altitude range: 0 - 1050 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 12 November 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 516. As Hippocratea andongensis volkensii (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 632. As Hippocratea volkensii

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 43. As Pristimera andongensis volkensii

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 255.

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 33.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 40. As Pristimera andongensis

Robson, N.K.B. (1966). Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 406 - 408.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hippocratea volkensii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hippocratea volkensii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137200, retrieved 13 December 2018

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