Gouania longispicata Engl.

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Gouania longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Gouania longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Gouania longispicata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Orkney Rd, Vumba

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Common names:
Status: Native
Vigorous climber or liane with coiled tendrils, often found climbing and scrambling over other vegetation. Leaves ovate with conspicuous veining impressed above and prominent below; margins finely serrate. Inflorescences of elongated many-flowered racemes. Flowers creamy white. Fruit 6 × 11 mm, slightly fleshy, 3-winged.
Derivation of specific name: longispicata: with a long spike
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, DRC, Sudan, East Africa, reaching its southern limit in the FZ area
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 69.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 45. as Gouania species?

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 157.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gouania longispicata
Flora of Mozambique: Gouania longispicata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gouania longispicata
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gouania longispicata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gouania longispicata
African Plant Database: Gouania longispicata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gouania longispicata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gouania longispicata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gouania longispicata
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iNaturalist: Gouania longispicata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gouania longispicata
JSTOR Plant Science: Gouania longispicata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gouania longispicata
Plants of the World Online: Gouania longispicata
Tropicos: Gouania longispicata
Wikipedia: Gouania longispicata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Gouania longispicata.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137780, retrieved 21 April 2024

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