Marsdenia abyssinica (Hochst.) Schltr.

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Marsdenia abyssinica

Munga woodland
Dabuyu Farms, Lilayi
Aug 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Marsdenia abyssinica

Munga woodland
Dabuyu Farms, Lilayi
Aug 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Marsdenia abyssinica

Munga woodland
Dabuyu Farms, Lilayi
Dec 2006
Photo: Nick Wightman

Marsdenia abyssinica

Munga woodland
Dabuyu Farms, Lilayi
Aug 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Marsdenia abyssinica

Ripe Follicles & Seed
Munga woodland
Dabuyu Farms, Lilayi
Aug 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Dregea abyssinica (Hochst.) K. Schum.
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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: Widespread in drier regions of tropical Africa, and the southwestern parts of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from Ghana and Nigeria in the west to Ethiopia and Sudan in the Northeast and southwards to Zambia and Zimbabwe
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Content last updated: Wednesday 23 September 2020

Bullock, A.A. (1956). Notes on African Asclepiadaceae: VIII. Kew Bulletin 11(3) Pages 516 - 517. As Dregia abyssinica

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 270. As Dregea abyssinica

Goyder, D., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Apocynaceae (part 2) Flora of Tropical East Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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 21.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Marsdenia abyssinica., retrieved 5 March 2021

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