Plumbago zeylanica L.

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Plumbago zeylanica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Plumbago zeylanica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

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Synonyms:
Common names: Wild white plumbago (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling or climbing perennial, up to 1.5 m. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to elliptic or oblong, glabrous; petiole clasping at the base. Flowers in terminal spikes, white, sweetly scented. Corolla lobes rounded with a small pointed tip; calyx covered in sticky glands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zeylanica: from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Habitat: In woodland and thickets, often near rivers and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:Apr - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropics and subtropics
Mozambique distribution: Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 24 May 2013
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 265.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 413. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 93. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 61.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 221.

Vickery, A.R. (1983). Plumbaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 182.

Other sources of information about Plumbago zeylanica:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Plumbago zeylanica
Flora of Caprivi: Plumbago zeylanica
Flora of Malawi: Plumbago zeylanica
Flora of Zambia: Plumbago zeylanica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plumbago zeylanica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plumbago zeylanica
African Plant Database: Plumbago zeylanica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Plumbago zeylanica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plumbago zeylanica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plumbago zeylanica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plumbago zeylanica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plumbago zeylanica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Plumbago zeylanica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Plumbago zeylanica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plumbago zeylanica
JSTOR Plant Science: Plumbago zeylanica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plumbago zeylanica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plumbago zeylanica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plumbago zeylanica
Tropicos: Plumbago zeylanica


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: Plumbago zeylanica.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143690, retrieved 24 June 2019

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