Cynanchum obtusifolium L.f.

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Status: Native
Twining climber, 2-3 m high. Leaves ovate to elliptic, 20-40 mm long and 15-40 mm wide, herbaceous to thinly leathery,hairless or with sparse hairs on veins and margin; margin entire or crenulate; petiole 5-15 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, 8-15-flowered with 3-6 flowers open at a time on peduncles 3- 5 mm long. Flowers sweetly scented. Corolla with lobes ovate to oblong, 1- 1.5 mm wide, apically obtuse, spreading, green, hairy on the inside. Corona white.
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Altitude range: 0 - 250 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 348 - 349.

Liede, S. (1996). A revision of Cynanchum in Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 83 Pages 327 - 328.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cynanchum obtusifolium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cynanchum obtusifolium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cynanchum obtusifolium
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JSTOR Plant Science: Cynanchum obtusifolium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cynanchum obtusifolium
Plants of the World Online: Cynanchum obtusifolium
Tropicos: Cynanchum obtusifolium
Wikipedia: Cynanchum obtusifolium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cynanchum obtusifolium., retrieved 2 December 2023

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