Helinus integrifolius (Lam.) Kuntze

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Helinus integrifolius

Nachitete River
Feb 1996
Photo: Mike Bingham

Helinus integrifolius

Protea Hill Farm
Jan 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Helinus integrifolius

Protea Hill Farm
Jan 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Gouania integrifolia Lam.
Helinus ovatus E. Mey. ex Sond.
Willemetia scandens Eckl. & Zeyh.
Common names:
Status: Native
Climbing shrub, reaching up to 6 m. Stems hairless, with hairless coiled tendrils. Leaves more or less broadly ovate, 1.5-3.5 cm long, hairless above, very finely velvety below, mucronate at the apex; margin entire. Flowers in axillary umbels on hairless peduncles, yellowish. Capsule obovoid, hairless.
Type location:
a cultivated specimen of unknown origin
Notes: See H. mystacinus for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: integrifolius: with entire leaves
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, often in rocky places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Caprivi-Namibia, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as the Cape.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Epiphora mythimnia (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Thursday 20 October 2016

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., L├Âtter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 548. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Drummond, R.B. (1966). Rhamnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 436 - 437. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 257.

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 69.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 95.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 45. as Helinus ovatus

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 158.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Helinus integrifolius.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137790, retrieved 22 February 2024

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