Pyrenacantha scandens Planch. ex Harv.

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Pyrenacantha scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Pyrenacantha scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Pyrenacantha scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Status: Native
Description:
Climber up to 3 m. Stems bristly, twining when young. Leaves variable often 3-lobed in the lower parts, ovate higher up the stems, up to 5-10 cm long, bristly hairy on both surfaces, more sparsely so above; margin with prominent gland-like hairy teeth; petiole densely hairy. Male flowers numerous, borne in supra-axillary spikes up to 5 cm long. Female flowers in few-flowered subcapitate spikes. Fruit a drupe, c. 1.8 cm long, compressed, bristly hairy.
Notes: The photos are of a specimen from South Africa since no Mozambique specimens were available at SRGH.
Derivation of specific name: scandens: scandent, climbing.
Habitat: In low-altitude and riverine forest
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique and South Africa as far as the Western Cape.
Mozambique distribution: GI
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 May 2012
Literature:

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 76.

Mendes, E.J. (1963). Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 349 - 351.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pyrenacantha scandens
African Plant Database: Pyrenacantha scandens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pyrenacantha scandens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pyrenacantha scandens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pyrenacantha scandens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pyrenacantha scandens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pyrenacantha scandens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pyrenacantha scandens
iNaturalist: Pyrenacantha scandens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pyrenacantha scandens
JSTOR Plant Science: Pyrenacantha scandens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pyrenacantha scandens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pyrenacantha scandens
Plants of the World Online: Pyrenacantha scandens
Tropicos: Pyrenacantha scandens
Wikipedia: Pyrenacantha 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: Pyrenacantha scandens.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168390, retrieved 29 October 2020

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