Vincetoxicum apiculatum (K. Schum.) Meve & Liede

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Vincetoxicum apiculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Vincetoxicum apiculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Vincetoxicum apiculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Vincetoxicum apiculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Vincetoxicum apiculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Vincetoxicum apiculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Tylophora apiculata K. Schum.
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Status: Native
Description:
Twining herb up to several metres long, whole plant hairless. Leaves not fleshy, elliptic to oblong or ovate, 5–12 cm long, apex rounded or pointed, base rounded or very weakly cordate; petiole 1–3 cm long. Inflorescences extra-axillary, appearing much branched with several clusters of flowers arising at the angles of a strongly zig-zag axis; peduncles up to first branching point 1–5 cm long; pedicels 5–15 mm long, very slender. Calyx lobes triangular, 0.5–1 mm long. Corolla pale pink or mauve, hairless; lobes ovate, 1.5–3 mm long, apex rounded. Corona yellowish-green, fleshy, c. 0.4 mm long. Follicles singly, narrowly lanceolate in outline, 6–7 cm long, smooth.
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Habitat: Moist coastal or riverine forest
Altitude range: 0 - 1100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS, M
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Content last updated: Tuesday 22 June 2021
Literature:

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 357.

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): Vincetoxicum apiculatum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vincetoxicum apiculatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vincetoxicum apiculatum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Vincetoxicum apiculatum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=232530, retrieved 2 December 2022

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