Cynanchum praecox S. Moore

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Cynanchum praecox

Picture: Bart Wursten

Cynanchum praecox

Picture: Bart Wursten

Cynanchum praecox

Picture: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
Small perennial herb, less than 45 cm tall. Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate. Flowers in small terminal umbels, appearing before the leaves, white, cream or greenish.
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Habitat: in woodland and grassland, usually flowering after fire.
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Worldwide distribution: Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 70.

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 20.

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Flora of Malawi: Cynanchum praecox
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cynanchum praecox

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cynanchum praecox., retrieved 11 December 2019

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