Vincetoxicum caffrum (Meisn.) Kuntze
subsp. melananthum (N.E. Br.) Goyder

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Synonyms: Gymnema melananthum K. Schum.
Spaerocodon angolensis S. Moore
Spaerocodon melananthus N.E. Br.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: Restricted to Kalahari sands.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Angola, Zambia and possibly Botswana and Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 252 - 254. Protologue

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vincetoxicum caffrum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vincetoxicum caffrum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vincetoxicum caffrum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vincetoxicum caffrum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vincetoxicum caffrum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vincetoxicum caffrum
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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: Vincetoxicum caffrum subsp. melananthum., retrieved 5 October 2022

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