Pseudocalyx saccatus Radlk.

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Pseudocalyx saccatus

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Pseudocalyx saccatus

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Synonyms: Pseudocalyx africanus S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Native
Woody perennial twining liane. Stems up to 15 m long; young branches densely rusty stellate hairy. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate 5-13 cm long, more or less stellate hairy on both surfaces, particularly along the midrib; margin entire to shallowly crenate-dentate. Flowers in 1-3-flowered clusters in the upper leaf axils, often merging together into apparent pseudo-racemes. Corolla pink to reddish-purple, paler on the inside, covered in dense woolly stellate hairs that rub off easily; bracteoles broadly ovate,1.3-1.8 cm long, densely orange stellate-hairy. Capsule broadly triangular in outline, pointed but not beaked, up to 3 × 2 cm, woolly stellate hairy when young.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In clearings of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 900 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Madagascar
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 15 July 2016

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 885. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 19. As Pseudocalyx africanus

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

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 14.

Vollesen, K. (2013). Acanthaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 8(5) Pages 17 - 18. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pseudocalyx saccatus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pseudocalyx saccatus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pseudocalyx saccatus., retrieved 17 June 2024

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