Periploca linearifolia Dill. A. Rich.

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Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance road to Luwawa Forest Lodge.

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance road to Luwawa Forest Lodge.

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance road to Luwawa Forest Lodge.

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance road to Luwawa Forest Lodge.

Periploca linearifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance road to Luwawa Forest Lodge.

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Synonyms: Periploca linearis Hochst.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Twining climber with wiry, woody, reddish-brown stems. Milky latex present. Leaves opposite, narrowly linear. Flowers cream with widely spreading petals, fringed with long hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: linearifolia: with very narrow or linear leaves.
Habitat: At margins of forest.
Altitude range: 1300 - 2450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 11 October 2019
Literature:

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 21.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Pages 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 26.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 48.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 163 - 164. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Periploca linearifolia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Periploca linearifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Periploca linearifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Periploca linearifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Periploca linearifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Periploca linearifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Periploca linearifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Periploca linearifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Periploca linearifolia
Plants of the World Online: Periploca linearifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Periploca linearifolia
Tropicos: Periploca linearifolia
Wikipedia: Periploca linearifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Periploca linearifolia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=220060, retrieved 22 November 2019

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