Strophanthus petersianus Klotzsch

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Strophanthus petersianus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Strophanthus petersianus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Strophanthus grandiflorus (N.E. Br.) Gilg
Strophanthus sarmentosus var. verrucosus Pax
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous scrambling shrub or true liane. Latex, if present, red or whitish. Leaves elliptic or ovate, with 4-8 pairs of lateral veins, mostly glabrous. Flowers normally appearing with the leaves, mostly solitary, rare 2 or 3 per inflorescence. Corolla white, with or without reddish pink stripes with long erect frills on the inside of the mouth; lobes spreading, ending in long, twisted, pendulous tails.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: petersianus: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
Habitat: In rocky places in deciduous woodland and dry forest in hot, dry areas.
Altitude range: Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya and Tanzania south to South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 112 - 113. (Includes a picture).

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.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 477 - 478.

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 19.

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Flora of Malawi: Strophanthus petersianus
Flora of Mozambique: Strophanthus petersianus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Strophanthus petersianus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Strophanthus petersianus
African Plant Database: Strophanthus petersianus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Strophanthus petersianus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Strophanthus petersianus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Strophanthus petersianus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Strophanthus petersianus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Strophanthus petersianus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Strophanthus petersianus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Strophanthus petersianus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Strophanthus petersianus
Ispot Southern Africa: Strophanthus petersianus
JSTOR Plant Science: Strophanthus petersianus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Strophanthus petersianus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Strophanthus petersianus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Strophanthus petersianus
Tropicos: Strophanthus petersianus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Strophanthus petersianus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145220, retrieved 23 September 2018

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