Cryptolepis cryptolepioides (Schltr.) Bullock

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Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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Domboshawa

Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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Domboshawa

Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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Domboshawa

Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

Cryptolepis cryptolepioides

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Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Cryptolepis transvaalensis Schltr.
Ectadiopsis cryptolepioides Schltr.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber with twining stems up to 2 m long. Leaves highly variable from broadly ovate to narrowly lanceolate, often on the same plant, 2-6 cm long, leathery, hairless, dark green above, much paler beneath; petiole purplish-red, hairless, 4–15 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, compact, many-flowered. Sepals broadly ovate, c 1.5 mm long, margin fimbriate. Corolla greenish, deep cream or pale yellow, hairless; tube campanulate, 1.5–2.0 mm long; lobes spreading, oblong, 2–3 mm long. Corona double; lower lobes clavate, 0.8–1.0 mm long, hairless, greenish to yellowish; upper lobes pocket-like, hairless. Follicles erect, widely divaricate, more or less narrowly ovoid, 3–6 cm long, finely ribbed.
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Habitat: In rocky places on granite or sandstone outcrops in moist areas along river beds and around dams.
Altitude range: 750 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Monday 24 May 2021
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11. As Cryptolepis cryptolepidioides

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 270.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(3) Page 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 66.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cryptolepis cryptolepioides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145290, retrieved 28 October 2021

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