Stomatostemma pendulina Venter & D.V. Field

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Synonyms: Cryptolepis pendulina (Venter & D.V. Field) P.I. Forst
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Frequency: Very rare
Status: Native
A virgate shrub with pendulous branches. Leaves narrowly linear, 10-11 cm long. Flowers with corolla 9-10 mm long, white. Corona lobes in the sinuses between corolla lobes, 5 mm long, terete with a clavate apex.
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Habitat: On a granite hill emerging from forest, growing together with Euphorbia ramulosa, E. decliviticola, sedges, grasses and Xerophyta sp.
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from one collection in northern Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 80.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 19 - 21.

Venter, H.J.T. & Verhoeven, R.L. (1993). A Taxonomic Account of Stomatostemma (Periplocaceae) South African Journal of Botany 59(1) Pages 55 - 56.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stomatostemma pendulina
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Stomatostemma pendulina., retrieved 14 April 2024

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