Stomatostemma monteiroae (Oliv.) N.E. Br.

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Stomatostemma monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
In grounds of the (closed) restaurant, Sinamatella, Hwange National Park

Stomatostemma monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
In grounds of the (closed) restaurant, Sinamatella, Hwange National Park

Stomatostemma monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
In grounds of the (closed) restaurant, Sinamatella, Hwange National Park

Stomatostemma monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange National Park

Stomatostemma monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange National Park

Stomatostemma monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange National Park

Stomatostemma monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange National Park

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Synonyms: Cryptolepis monteiroae Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Vigorous liana-like, twining climber, growing from succulent tuber. Older stems woody; milky latex present. Leaves opposite, lanceolate-elliptic to narrowly ovate, stiffly leathery, dark green above with conspicuous, yellowish veining, paler below, hairless. Flowers in mostly terminal inflorescences. Corolla creamy-white, c. 3 cm in diameter in new flowers, with dense marroon spotting in the tube and throat; lobes with margins revolute. Corona green with the knob-like outer lobes fitted in the the sinuses of the corolla lobes. Fruit in paired cylindrical follicles, up to 9 × 2.5 cm, grooved or slightly winged.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: monteiroae: after Mrs Rose Monteiro, wife of Portuguese naturalist Joachim Monteiro, who collected plants in Angola and Mozambique.
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi(?), Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Saturday 8 October 2011
Literature:

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.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 60. (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 67.

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 29.

Venter, H.J.T. & Verhoeven, R.L. (1993). A Taxonomic Account of Stomatostemma (Periplocaceae) South African Journal of Botany 59(1) Pages 52 - 55. (Includes a picture).


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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: Stomatostemma monteiroae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145310, retrieved 26 September 2017

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