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:
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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.

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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Flora of Zambia: Pseudocalyx saccatus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pseudocalyx saccatus
African Plant Database: Pseudocalyx saccatus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pseudocalyx saccatus
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pseudocalyx saccatus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pseudocalyx saccatus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pseudocalyx saccatus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pseudocalyx saccatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Pseudocalyx saccatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pseudocalyx saccatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pseudocalyx saccatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pseudocalyx saccatus
Tropicos: Pseudocalyx saccatus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pseudocalyx saccatus., retrieved 24 March 2019

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