Cibirhiza albersiana

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Status: Native
Slender woody twiner with minutely hairy stems up to c.5 m long, growing from a large tuber, latex white. Leaves opposite, broadly ovate to oblong or elliptic, 2.5–13 cm long, sometimes variable even on the same shoot, minutely hairy at least on the veins; petiole 0.5–5 cm long, minutely hairy. Inflorescences extra-axillary, subsessile, forming a dense sub-umbelliform cluster of flowers, minutely hairy; pedicels 3–5 mm long. Sepals ovate, c. 1 mm long, minutely hairy. Corolla rotate, yellow or green with brownish spots, c.10 mm in diameter and lobed for half its length; lobes broadly ovate or triangular, 2–3 mm long, hairless. Follicles and seeds unknown.
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Habitat: Dry deciduous forest, evergreen riverine thicket or mopane woodland.
Altitude range: 600 - 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from a few locations in Tanzania and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,S
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 68 - 69. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 24.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cibirhiza albersiana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cibirhiza albersiana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cibirhiza albersiana
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cibirhiza albersiana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cibirhiza albersiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cibirhiza albersiana
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Wikipedia: Cibirhiza albersiana

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: Cibirhiza albersiana., retrieved 30 September 2022

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