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

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Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

Picture: 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:
Frequency:
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.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: In open grassland and deciduous woodland, often on dry sandy soils.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Limpopo, Mpumalanga South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,S,W
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Endemic status:
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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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sphedamnocarpus angolensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133620, retrieved 14 August 2020

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