Basananthe apetala (Baker f.) W.J. de Wilde

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Basananthe apetala

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Maonza, Vumba

Basananthe apetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maonza, Vumba

Basananthe apetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maonza, Vumba

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Synonyms: Tryphostemma apetalum Baker f.
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Status: Native
More or less erect perennial herb, growing from a woody rootstock. Axillary tendrils present, up to 8 cm long. Leaves up to 10 cm long, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate; margin finely serrated. False stipules 1-4 cm long, lobed, asymmetrical. Flowers 1-2 in the axils on a long peduncle, pale yellow-green. Petals absent but inner sepals petal-like. Capsule 1.5-2 cm long.
Derivation of specific name: apetala: without petals.
Habitat: In grassland, savanna woodland and scrub.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Friday 19 December 2008

De Wilde, W.J.J.O. (1973). Revision of Basananthe, formerly Tryphostemma (Passifloraceae) Blumea 21 Pages 338 - 339. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 377 - 378.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1980). 79. Passiforaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 11 - 12.

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 64.

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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: Basananthe apetala., retrieved 17 June 2024

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