Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
var. florida (Benth.) Pichon

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Saba comorensis var. florida

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mporokoso District, Kalungwishi River; Lumangwe Falls.

Saba comorensis var. florida

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mporokoso District, Kalungwishi River; Lumangwe Falls.

Saba comorensis var. florida

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mporokoso District, Kalungwishi River; Lumangwe Falls.

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Status: Native
Description:
Lianes, bearing tendrils. Latex white. Stipules 0. Inflorescence terminal, of cymes clustered in panicles. Calyx lobes free. Corolla salver-shaped; lobes overlapping to the left. Ovary hairy. Carpels completely fused into a glabrous, fleshy indehiscent, many-seeded berry.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: comorensis: of the Comores Islands.
florida: floriferous
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Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Var. comorensis: Widespread in tropical Africa, south to E Zimbabwe; Comores, Madagascar.
Var. florida: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Literature:

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 425 - 430. Illustration on p. 429 (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Saba comorensis var. florida
Flora of Zambia: Saba comorensis var. florida

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Saba comorensis
African Plant Database: Saba comorensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Saba comorensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Saba comorensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Saba comorensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Saba comorensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Saba comorensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Saba comorensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Saba comorensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Saba comorensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Saba comorensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Saba comorensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Saba comorensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Saba comorensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Saba comorensis
Tropicos: Saba comorensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Saba comorensis var. florida.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=174290, retrieved 24 November 2017

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