Sphaerocodon caffrum (Meisn.) Schltr.

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Synonyms: Gongronema welwitschii K. Schum.
Sphaerocodon melananthus N.E. Br.
Sphaerocodon natalense Benth.
Sphaerocodon obtusifolium Benth.
Tylophora caffra Meisn.
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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: caffrum: from Kaffraria, or South Africa
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
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Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 22. as Sphaerocodon obtusifolium

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 22. also as Sphaerocodon melanathus

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sphaerocodon caffrum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146950, retrieved 25 May 2022

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