Telosma africana (N.E. Br.) N.E. Br.

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Telosma africana

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Telosma africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Telosma africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Telosma africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Telosma africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Telosma africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Telosma africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Pergularia africana N.E. Br.
Pergularia sanguinolenta Britten
Pergularia tacazzeana Chiov.
Telosma tacazzeanum (Chiov.) Chiov.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Uncertain
Description:
Hairless perennial woody twining herb with milky latex. Leaves opposite, oblong-ovate to broadly ovate, 4-14 cm long, thinly textured, rounded or cordate at the base, hairless on both surfaces, sometimes sparsely and minutely puberulous above; petiole up to 7.5 cm long. Flowers in rather densely several-many-flowered, axillary, subglobose umbels; corolla green or yellow; tube usually about 6-8 mm long, globose-inflated, constricted at the mouth, hairless outside, densely hairy at the throat, with 5 lines of hairs alternating with the corona-lobes on the lower part; lobes linear, obtuse, spreading, recurved or revolute, often twisted, densely bearded at the base and shortly hairy along above; corona-lobes erect, elliptic-lanceolate or somewhat obovate, slightly recurved at the apex, with a linear appendage.
Notes: This species has been collected in the Haroni-Makurupini area of Zimbabwe. As this is right on the border with similar habitats more common on the Mozambique side it is likely to occur here as well.
Derivation of specific name: africana: of Africa
Habitat: in riverine or moist deciduous forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS?
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 19 August 2020
Literature:

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 21. as Pergularia africana

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 54.

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

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 22.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Telosma africana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Telosma africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Telosma africana
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Telosma africana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Telosma africana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147080, retrieved 26 September 2020

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