Synaptolepis alternifolia Oliv.

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Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Compound of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Compound of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Compound of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Compound of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park

Synaptolepis alternifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Compound of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Synaptolepis longifolia Gilg
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or woody climber. Branches lenticellate.Leaves alternate or opposite. Inflorescence terminal. Flowers white, pale yellow or cream. Calyx tube 12-18 mm, glabrous. Petals with stiff hairs. Fruit 12-23 mm, yellow to reddish orange.
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Habitat: In forest, miombo woodland and wooded grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Content last updated: Wednesday 4 November 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 276. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 654. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 262. as Synaptolepis kirkii

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 80.

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006). Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 87 - 88. (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 180.

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Flora of Malawi: Synaptolepis alternifolia
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Synaptolepis alternifolia
African Plant Database: Synaptolepis alternifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Synaptolepis alternifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Synaptolepis alternifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Synaptolepis alternifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Synaptolepis alternifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Synaptolepis alternifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Synaptolepis alternifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Synaptolepis alternifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Synaptolepis alternifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Synaptolepis alternifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Synaptolepis alternifolia
Plants of the World Online: Synaptolepis alternifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Synaptolepis alternifolia
Tropicos: Synaptolepis alternifolia
Wikipedia: Synaptolepis alternifolia


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: Synaptolepis alternifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141350, retrieved 17 November 2019

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