Cynanchum umtalense Liede

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Cynanchum umtalense

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Cynanchum umtalense

Photo: Bart Wursten

Cynanchum umtalense

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Cynanchum sp. no. 1 (Goldsmith 1/62)
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial climbing herb with milky sap. Leaves opposite, ovate, truncate at the base; apex with a long mucronate tip. Flowers in few-flowered axillary pseudo-umbels, reddish with a white corona.
Notes: This species was newly described by Liede (1996) in in Annuals of Missouri Botanic Garden Vol. 83 page 283-345.
Derivation of specific name: umtalense: of Umtali (old name for the city of Mutare in Eastern Zimbabwe).
Habitat: In montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18. As Cynanchum sp.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 344.

Liede, S. (1996). A revision of Cynanchum in Africa Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 83 Pages 341 - 342. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cynanchum umtalense
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cynanchum umtalense
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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: Cynanchum umtalense., retrieved 15 July 2024

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