Cryptolepis apiculata K. Schum.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: apiculata: with a short sharp point (apiculate)
Habitat: Lowland forest and shrubby thickets in grassland.
Altitude range: Up to 750 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 270.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 13.

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 66.

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Flora of Mozambique: Cryptolepis apiculata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cryptolepis apiculata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cryptolepis apiculata
African Plant Database: Cryptolepis apiculata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cryptolepis apiculata
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Tropicos: Cryptolepis apiculata
Wikipedia: Cryptolepis apiculata

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: Cryptolepis apiculata., retrieved 25 April 2024

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