Paederia bojeriana (A.Rich.) Drake
subsp. foetens (Hiern) Verdc.

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Paederia bojeriana subsp. foetens

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Near 'Boma' restaurant, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Lecontea bojeriana A. Rich.
Paederia foetens (Hiern) K. Schum.
Siphomeris foetens Hiern
Common names:
Status: Native
Vigorous climber with an unpleasant smell. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3. elliptic to ovate, grey-green, densely velvety, particularly below; petiole up to 15 cm long, velvety. Flowers in axillary many flowered heads on long peduncles, whitish to pale creamy-yellow. Fruit compressed ellipsoid, c. 12 mm long, yellowish to brownish, crowned by the persistent calyx lobes.
Derivation of specific name: bojeriana: after Wenceslas Bojer (1795/1797-1856), Czech naturalist, horticulturist and botanist at the Imperial Museum at Vienna who collected extensively in Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoro Islands and on the East coast of Africa.
Habitat: In scrub, woodland and forest margins, often in riverine areas
Altitude range: Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: C,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
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Content last updated: Friday 29 August 2014

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 73.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 64 - 65. (Includes a picture).

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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: Paederia bojeriana subsp. foetens., retrieved 13 July 2024

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