Cuscuta kilimanjari Oliv.
var. kilimanjari

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Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Cuscuta ndorensis Schweinf.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Parasitic leafless twiner with stems up to 1·5 mm in diameter. Inflorescences in few-flowered clusters. Flowers 4–6 mm long and wide, pale cream, somewhat leathery when dried; pedicels shorter than the flowers. Calyx cup-shaped nearly enclosing the corolla; lobes ovate-circular, obtuse, overlapping at the base. Corolla bell-shaped to cylindric; lobes ovate or circular, obtuse, shorter than the tube. Stamens shorter than the corolla lobes with short and thick filaments; styles shorter than the ovary and rather thick, often reflexed; stigmas mostly flattened and convolute. Capsule depressed-globose, at length splitting around the base.
Notes: Parasitic on various hosts, often on Acanthaceae.
Derivation of specific name: kilimajari: of Mt Kilimajaro.
Habitat: On floors and edges of moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range: Above 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout eastern Africa, from Ethiopia to South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Monday 3 September 2018
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 138. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 133.

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 36.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 43.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 74.

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Flora of Malawi: Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari
Flora of Zambia: Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari

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


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: Cuscuta kilimanjari var. kilimanjari.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147150, retrieved 14 November 2018

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