Sphedamnocarpus angolensis (A. Juss.) Planch. ex Oliv.

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Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

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Synonyms: Acridocarpus angolensis A. Juss.
Sphedamnocarpus angolensis (A. Juss.) Planch. ex Oliv. var. pulcherrimus (Engl. & Gilg) Niedenzu
Sphedamnocarpus pulcherrimus Engl. & Gilg
Common names: Canary nettle (English) Hazviere (Shona) Nyakanyoka (Shona) Nyangadzapfene (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Suberect or scrambling shrub, sometimes twining at the tips of branches. Leaves in whorls of 3 or opposite, oblong-lanceolate, with 2 glands on the leaf margin near the petiole. Leaves hairy on both surfaces. The hairs may be slightly irritant to the skin. Flowers in axillary or terminal umbels, yellow. Fruits pinkish-red, distinctly winged, hairy.
Notes: This species is very similar to S. pruriens, which is distinguished by the more twining habit and the leaves being strictly opposite, never ternate.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: In open grassland and deciduous woodland, often on dry sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Limpopo, Mpumalanga South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 9 April 2015
Literature:

Launert, E. (1963). Malpighiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 121.

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 60.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 78. as Sphedamnocarpus pruriens var. pruriens


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sphedamnocarpus angolensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133620, retrieved 21 November 2017

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