Vincetoxicum anomalum (N.E. Br.) Meve & Liede

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Vincetoxicum anomalum

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Cloudlands Forest, Vumba

Vincetoxicum anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloudlands Forest, Vumba

Vincetoxicum anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloudlands Forest, Vumba

Vincetoxicum anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

Vincetoxicum anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

Vincetoxicum anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

Vincetoxicum anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Cynanchum chirindense S. Moore
Cynanchum papillosum Weim.
Tylophora anomala N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial twiner or climber with milky sap. Leaves opposite more or less narrowly ovate, mucronate at the apex. Flowers in branched axillary heads. Fruit usually a single slender, pointed follicle.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In evergreen forest and gully forest near streams.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Amauris echeria lobengula (Food plant)
Amauris ochlea ochlea (Food plant)
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 75.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18. As Cynanchum chirindense

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 24.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 355 - 356.

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 20. as Cynanchum chirindense

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24.

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Flora of Mozambique: Vincetoxicum anomalum
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Vincetoxicum anomalum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vincetoxicum anomalum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Vincetoxicum anomalum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168160, retrieved 14 August 2022

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