Basananthe sandersonii (Harv.) W.J. de Wilde

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Synonyms: Tryphostemma friesii Norlindh
Tryphostemma natalense Mast.
Tryphostemma sandersonii Harv.
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Status: Native
Perennial herb, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems 1-several, erect or prostrate, simple or sparsely branched, hairless. Leaves subsessile, broadly ovate, obovate or elliptic, up to 8 × 5 cm, green above, grey-green with prominent veins below; margin remotely toothed, particularly near the base. Flowers 1-3 together, pale yellow, often with a tendril replacing the terminal flower. Petals absent, outer corona blue. Fruit a pendulous, obovoid capsule, 1.5-2 cm long.
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Habitat: In grassland, open woodland, scrub and at the edges of forest, often on sandy and rocky soils
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape
Mozambique distribution: MS
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De Wilde, W.J.J.O. (1973). Revision of Basananthe, formerly Tryphostemma (Passifloraceae) Blumea 21 Pages 339 - 340. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 381.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1980). 79. Passiforaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Page 14.

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 66.

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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 sandersonii., retrieved 24 May 2024

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