Psophocarpus scandens (Endl.) Verdc.

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Psophocarpus scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Pungwe River along path from from Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Psophocarpus scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Pungwe River along path from from Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Psophocarpus scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Pungwe River along path from from Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Psophocarpus scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Pungwe River along path from from Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Psophocarpus scandens

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Chimokono area near Moribane forest, by path along Musuma river

Psophocarpus scandens

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Chimokono area near Moribane forest, by path along Musuma river

Psophocarpus scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River below Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Diesingia scandens Endl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber. Leaflets broadly rhombic to oblate, ± lobed, glabrous or becoming so. Inflorescence an axillary pseudoraceme. Bracteoles 9-14 mm, ovate or elliptic. Calyx 5-lobed; upper 2 lobes ± completely fused. Corolla pale blue to mauve. Pod obong, black, 4-winged, 4-8-seeded. Seeds black-brown; hilum longitudinally bisecting the pale elliptic aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: scandens: climbing
Habitat: In moist places near rivers, streams and lakes.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout most of tropical Africa at lower altitudes; also Mauritius, Madagascar and the Comoros.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 22 June 2015
Literature:

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 64 - 66.

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Flora of Malawi: Psophocarpus scandens
Flora of Zambia: Psophocarpus scandens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Psophocarpus scandens
African Plant Database: Psophocarpus scandens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Psophocarpus scandens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Psophocarpus scandens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Psophocarpus scandens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Psophocarpus scandens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Psophocarpus scandens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Psophocarpus scandens
iNaturalist: Psophocarpus scandens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Psophocarpus scandens
JSTOR Plant Science: Psophocarpus scandens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Psophocarpus scandens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Psophocarpus scandens
Plants of the World Online: Psophocarpus scandens
Tropicos: Psophocarpus scandens
Wikipedia: Psophocarpus scandens


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: Psophocarpus scandens.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=167710, retrieved 1 December 2020

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