Smilax aspera L.

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Synonyms: Smilax goetzeana Engl.
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Status: Native
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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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 368.

Diniz, M.A. (2009). Smilacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 200 - 201.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 24. As Smilax goetzeana

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 137. as Smilax goetzeana

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 109. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Smilax aspera

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Smilax aspera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Smilax aspera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Smilax aspera
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Smilax aspera
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Wikipedia: Smilax aspera

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Smilax aspera ., retrieved 4 June 2023

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