Gouania scandens (Gaertn.) R.B. Drumm.

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Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit of Mt Chiuata, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit of Mt Chiuata, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit of Mt Chiuata, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit of Mt Chiuata, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit of Mt Chiuata, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

Gouania scandens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road near Khodzue Gorge Camp

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Synonyms: Gouania mozambicensis M.L. Green
Gouania retinaria DC.
Retinaria scandens Gaertn.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing shrub with coiled tendrils. Leaves ovate, up to 7.5 cm long, mostly hairless except for hairs on the veins on both surfaces, particularly when young; margin crenate; petiole 2-4 cm long. Inflorescences up to 12 cm long, laxly-flowered. Flowers small, greenish. Fruit 3-winged, up to 1.8 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: scandens: climbing, scandent.
Habitat: Coastal scrub and riverine vegetation.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: SE Tanzania, Mozambique, Mauritius and other Indian Ocean Islands.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 8 June 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 547. As Gouania tiliifolia tiliifolia (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1966). Rhamnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 435.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gouania scandens
African Plant Database: Gouania scandens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gouania scandens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gouania scandens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gouania scandens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gouania scandens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gouania scandens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gouania scandens
iNaturalist: Gouania scandens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gouania scandens
JSTOR Plant Science: Gouania scandens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gouania scandens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gouania scandens
Plants of the World Online: Gouania scandens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gouania scandens
Tropicos: Gouania scandens
Wikipedia: Gouania scandens


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: Gouania scandens.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179290, retrieved 17 November 2019

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