Pyrenacantha kaurabassana Baill.

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Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

Munga woodland/thicket
Chakwenga Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park
Nov 2007
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

Munga woodland/thicket
Chakwenga Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park
Nov 2007
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

Nchendeni Hills
Mar 2016
Photo: Steve Tolan

Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

Nchendeni Hills
Mar 2016
Photo: Steve Tolan

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Synonyms: Pyrenacantha menyharthii Schinz
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Status: Native
Description:
Trailing or twining stems from a perennial tuberous rootstock; stem olive green, hispid. Leaf lamina 7-9 x 5-7 cm., very variable in shape, ovate-triangular to subpentagonal (5-angled), subentire to deeply 3-5(7)-lobed. Inflorescence of separate male and female spikes. Fruits yellow-orange when ripe.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes: Conservation status: apparently uncommon based on sparse records, though fairly widespread. Near threatened?
Derivation of specific name: kaurabassana: of Cabora Bassa in Mozambique, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Rocky terrain, termite mounds, deciduous woodland, riverine alluvium
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,Lk
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 3 January 2017
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 76.

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 54.

Mendes, E.J. (1963). Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 347 - 350. (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pyrenacantha kaurabassana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137280, retrieved 30 October 2020

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