Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
subsp. daemia

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Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpunga Community Forest Camp, Moribane Forest

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

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Synonyms: Asclepias daemia Forssk.
Daemia extensa R. Br.
Pergularia extensa N.E. Br.
Common names: Trellis-vine (English)
Status: Native
Perennial twining herb with milky sap. Stems up to 4 m or more, covered in soft hairs. Leaves heart-shaped, hairy, cordate at the base. Flowers in axillary pseudo-umbels on long peduncles, pendulous opening in the evening. Corolla creamy-white or greenish, sometimes tinged purple; lobes fringed with long spreading hairs. Fruit paired follicles, 5-7.5 cm long, erect, covered in recurved bristles.
Derivation of specific name: daemia: from the Arabic vernacular name.
Habitat: In woodland and riverine forest fringes.
Altitude range: Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and India.
Mozambique distribution: MS,M (other?)
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Danaus chrysippus aegyptius (Food plant)
Tirumala petiverana (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Wednesday 18 July 2012

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 118. As Pergularia daemia (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Page 60. as Pergularia daemia

Goyder, D.J. (2006). A revision of the genus Pergularia L. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) Kew Bulletin 61 Pages 249 - 251.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 75. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 58. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 48.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pergularia daemia
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JSTOR Plant Science: Pergularia daemia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pergularia daemia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pergularia daemia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pergularia daemia
Tropicos: Pergularia daemia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia., retrieved 26 April 2018

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