Dictyophleba lucida (K. Schum.) Pierre

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Dictyophleba lucida

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Moribane Forest

Dictyophleba lucida

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Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Dictyophleba lucida

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Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Dictyophleba lucida

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Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Dictyophleba lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Dictyophleba lucida

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Zomba Community

Dictyophleba lucida

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Picada da dona Candida, Moribane Forest

Dictyophleba lucida

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Picada da dona Candida, Moribane Forest

Dictyophleba lucida

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Picada da dona Candida, Moribane Forest

Dictyophleba lucida

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Picada da dona Candida, Moribane Forest

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Synonyms: Landolphia lucida K. Schum.
Pacouria lucida (K. Schum.) Kuntze
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Liane climbing up to 15 m or more. Milky sap present. Bark pale greenish-brown; branches dark brown, hairless or sparsely hairy when young. Leaves opposite, obovate-elliptic, fairly thinly textured, hairless or with a line of hairs on the sunken midrib above, lateral veins looping round to form a distinct submarginal vein; apex rounded; often with a short acuminate tip. Flowers in lax, elongated terminal panicles, sweetly scented. Corolla lobes up to 15 mm long, curved-linear, white, long-ciliate along the inner margin; tube 11-19 mm long, narrowly cylindric, slightly dilated in the upper half, pale to dark pink. Fruit subspherical, fleshy, up to 3 × 4.5 cm, yellow to red when ripe, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lucida: shining
Habitat: In riverine and moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: NW Angola, Burundi, CAR, DRC, Gabon, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 798. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

de Hoogh, B. (1989). Series of revisions of Apocynaceae XXVIIi, Dictyophleba Pierre Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 59(1/2) Pages 212 - 216. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 420 - 422. (Includes a picture).

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 18.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 25.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 72.

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Wikipedia: Dictyophleba lucida


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Dictyophleba lucida.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144980, retrieved 22 September 2020

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