Dictyophleba lucida (K. Schum.) Pierre

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Dictyophleba lucida

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Moribane Forest

Dictyophleba lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Dictyophleba lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Dictyophleba lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Dictyophleba lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Dictyophleba lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zomba Community

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Synonyms: Landolphia lucida K. Schum.
Pacouria lucida (K. Schum.) Kuntze
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Liane climbing up to 15 m or more. Milky sap present. Bark pale greenish-brown; branches dark brown, hairless or sparsely hairy when young. Leaves opposite, obovate-elliptic, fairly thinly textured, hairless or with a line of hairs on the sunken midrib above, lateral veins looping round to form a distinct submarginal vein; apex rounded; often with a short acuminate tip. Flowers in lax, elongated terminal panicles, sweetly scented. Corolla lobes up to 15 mm long, curved-linear, white, long-ciliate along the inner margin; tube 11-19 mm long, narrowly cylindric, slightly dilated in the upper half, pale to dark pink. Fruit subspherical, fleshy, up to 3 × 4.5 cm, yellow to red when ripe, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lucida: shining
Habitat: In riverine and moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: NW Angola, Burundi, CAR, DRC, Gabon, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 September 2011
Literature:

de Hoogh, B. (1989). Series of revisions of Apocynaceae XXVIIi, Dictyophleba Pierre Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 59(1/2) Pages 212 - 216. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 420 - 422. (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 18.


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dictyophleba lucida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144980, retrieved 26 September 2017

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