Flagellaria guineensis Schumach.

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Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Marracuene District.

Flagellaria guineensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Marracuene District.

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Synonyms: Flagellaria indica L. var. guineensis (Schumach.) Engl.
Common names: Climbing bamboo (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust herbaceous climbing perennial. Stems long, somewhat bamboo-like, often reaching the tree canopy. Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate, 10-22 cm long, sheating at the base; apex modified into a coiled tendril; margin entire. Flowers in branched terminal heads, creamy-white. Fruit a red berry.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: guineensis: from Guinea in West Africa.
Habitat: Dense woodland, coastal and riverine forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa but in the Flora Zambesiaca area only known from Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 October 2016
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 126. Also as Flagellaria indica

Linder, H.P. (2010). Flagellariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 94 - 96. (Includes a picture).

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


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: Flagellaria guineensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=202200, retrieved 18 November 2019

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