Marsdenia faulknerae (Bullock) Omlor

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Synonyms: Dregea faulknerae Bullock
Common names:
Frequency: Uncommon
Status: Native
Description:
Woody scrambler to c. 5 m, latex colour not recorded; young shoots densely pubescent, older wood with thick corky wings. Leaves broadly ovate, 6–13 cm long, cordate at the base, softly pubescent on both surfaces; petiole 1.5–6 cm long, densely pubescent. Inflorescences lax, extra-axillary, irregularly branched, densely pubescent; peduncles 1–3 cm long. Flowers with foetid sweet odour. Sepals lanceolate, 4–5 mm long, densely pubescent at least on mid-line. Corolla greenish-cream, united into a tube for c. 3 mm, the throat and tube sparsely pubescent within; lobes oblong, 6–7 mm long, weakly contorted, hairless except for sparse pubescence towards the mouth of the tube. Corolline corona absent. Staminal corona lobes c.3 mm long, fleshy and quadrate, dorsiventrally flattened. Follicles singly or paired held at an angle, narrowly ovoid, c.6–8 cm long, woody, with 4 well developed longitudinal wings, surface wrinkled, almost hairless.
Notes: This species has so far only been recorded from widely separated locations in Kenya Tanzania and Mozambique but may well be under recorded and elsewhere in coastal regions.
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Habitat: Along forest margins.
Altitude range: Up to 400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Known southeastern Kenya, northeastern Tanzania and central Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Literature:

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 78.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Marsdenia faulknerae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Marsdenia faulknerae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Marsdenia faulknerae
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Marsdenia faulknerae
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Marsdenia faulknerae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Marsdenia faulknerae
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JSTOR Plant Science: Marsdenia faulknerae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Marsdenia faulknerae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Marsdenia faulknerae
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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: Marsdenia faulknerae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=233760, retrieved 13 August 2022

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