Strophanthus petersianus Klotzsch

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Strophanthus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Strophanthus grandiflorus (N.E. Br.) Gilg
Strophanthus sarmentosus var. verrucosus Pax
Common names: Sand forest poison rope (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous scrambling shrub or true liane. Latex, if present, red or whitish. Leaves elliptic or ovate, with 4-8 pairs of lateral veins, mostly glabrous. Flowers normally appearing with the leaves, mostly solitary, rare 2 or 3 per inflorescence. Corolla white, with or without reddish pink stripes with long erect frills on the inside of the mouth; lobes spreading, ending in long, twisted, pendulous tails.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: petersianus: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
Habitat: In rocky places in deciduous woodland and dry forest in hot, dry areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya and Tanzania south to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 9 September 2006
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 112 - 113. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 27.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 270.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 477 - 478.

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 19.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Strophanthus petersianus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Strophanthus petersianus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Strophanthus petersianus
Tropicos: Strophanthus petersianus


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: Strophanthus petersianus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145220, retrieved 17 November 2017

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