Secamone parvifolia (Oliv.) Bullock

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Synonyms: Gymnema parvifolium Oliv.
Secamone emetica (Retz.) R. Br. var. glabra K. Schum.
Secamone kirkii N.E. Br.
Secamone mombasica N.E. Br.
Secamone schweinfurthii K. Schum.
Secamone usambarica N.E. Br.
Secamone zambesiaca Schltr.
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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: parvifolia: with small leaves
Habitat: Thickets, mixed deciduous woodland and riverine forest.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: S
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 116 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 22. also as Secamone zambesiaca

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 27.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 270.

Goyder, D.J. (1991). Secamone (Asclepiadaceae subfam. Secamonoideae) in Africa Kew Bulletin 47(3) Pages 448 - 452.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 52 - 54. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 125. (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 22.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 29.

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Flora of Botswana: Secamone parvifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Secamone parvifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Secamone parvifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Secamone parvifolia
African Plant Database: Secamone parvifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Secamone parvifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Secamone parvifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Secamone parvifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Secamone parvifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Secamone parvifolia
Plants of the World Online: Secamone parvifolia
Tropicos: Secamone parvifolia
Wikipedia: Secamone parvifolia

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: Secamone parvifolia., retrieved 22 July 2024

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