Kedrostis limpompensis C. Jeffrey

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Kedrostis limpompensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Kedrostis limpompensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Kedrostis limpompensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Kedrostis limpompensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Status: Native
Description:
Herb with prostrate or climbing stems up to 6 m long. leaves more or less broadly ovate in outline, up to 4.5 × 5 cm, unlobed to 3-5-lobed with triangular lobes, cordate at the base, shortly rough-hairy; margin finely toothed; petiole 0.8-1.2 cm long. Flowers unisexual, sometimes occurring together in the same axils. Male flowers 3-5 in axillary clusters on peduncles 3-11 long; petals 2.5-3.2 mm long, yellow-green. Female flowers solitary, subsessile with a densely hairy ovary; petals 2-4 mm long. Fruit ovoid, beaked, 16-20 mm long, shortly and densely rough-hairy, red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: limpompensis: of the Limpopo River in Mozambique where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In Acacia bushland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 750 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, southern Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Thursday 7 January 2016
Literature:

Jeffrey, C. (1975). Further Notes on Cucurbitaceae: III: Some Southern African Taxa Kew Bulletin 30(3) Page 485. Protologue

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 487.

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 38.


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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: Kedrostis limpompensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157090, retrieved 23 September 2017

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