Marsdenia exellii C. Norman

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Common names:
Frequency: local and uncommon
Status: Native
Slender wiry climber up to several metres, latex colour not recorded; young shoots pubescent with short hairs. Leaves narrowly ovate-elliptic, 5–13 cm long, more or less hairless on both surfaces; petiole c. 0.5–1.5 cm long, sparsely to densely pubescent. Inflorescences extra-axillary, densely spreading-pubescent, umbelliform; peduncles 0.5–3 cm long; pedicels 1–2 cm long. Sepals linear or triangular, 2–4 mm long, pubescent. Corolla colour highly variable, red, white or yellow, united at the base into a shallowly bowl c. 0.5–0.7 cm in diameter; corolla lobes broadly oblong, 3–5 mm long; margins ciliate. Corolline corona absent. Staminal corona lobes fleshy, ovoid drawn out into a weak point, c.1.5 mm long. Follicles not seen.
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Habitat: In forest, possibly over shallow soil.
Altitude range: 1300 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Known from widely scattered collections in Guinea, São Tomé, eastern DRC, southern Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 79 - 80.

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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: Marsdenia exellii., retrieved 25 February 2024

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