Cyphia mazoensis S. Moore

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Cyphia mazoensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam

Cyphia mazoensis

Picture: Mark Hyde
25, Trafalgar Avenue, Sentosa, Harare

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Synonyms: Cyphia rivularis E. Wimmer
Common names:
Status: Native
Twining herb up to 1 m or more, arising from a tuber Stems not or sparsely branched. Leaves linear to ovate. Raceme twining, lax. Corolla 8-18 mm, white, greenish-yellow, or, more usually, pink, purple or red with 5 subequal lobes or 2-lips. Seeds broadly winged.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: mazoensis: of Mazoe in northern Zimbabwe.
Habitat: In woodland and grassland, normally in rocky places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and probably in South eastern DRC.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Climber, perennial.
Endemic status:
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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 58.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 37.

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 150 - 151.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

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Flora of Malawi: Cyphia mazoensis
Flora of Mozambique: Cyphia mazoensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyphia mazoensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyphia mazoensis
African Plant Database: Cyphia mazoensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyphia mazoensis
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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: Cyphia mazoensis., retrieved 18 July 2024

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