Pentarrhinum abyssinicum Decne.
subsp. abyssinicum

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinicum: of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia).
Habitat: Stony slopes or flats in woodland, usually climbing into shrubs or trees.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mar - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Widespread but scattered in tropical Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
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Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Page 59.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Namibia Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 75. As subsp. abyssinicum and subsp. angolense

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 338 - 339.

Liede, S. & Nicholas, A. (1992). A Revision of the Genus Pentarrhinum E. Meyer (Asclepiadaceae) Kew Bulletin 47(3) Pages 481 - 482.

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Flora of Caprivi: Pentarrhinum abyssinicum subsp. abyssinicum
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Pentarrhinum abyssinicum subsp. abyssinicum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pentarrhinum abyssinicum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentarrhinum abyssinicum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pentarrhinum abyssinicum
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Wikipedia: Pentarrhinum abyssinicum

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: Pentarrhinum abyssinicum subsp. abyssinicum., retrieved 6 October 2022

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