Ancylobotrys capensis (Oliv.) Pichon

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Ancylobotrys capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near the Witwater Safari Lodge, Waterberg mountains, South Africa

Ancylobotrys capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near the Witwater Safari Lodge, Waterberg mountains, South Africa

Ancylobotrys capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near the Witwater Safari Lodge, Waterberg mountains, South Africa

Ancylobotrys capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near the Witwater Safari Lodge, Waterberg mountains, South Africa

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Synonyms: Landolphia capensis Oliv.
Pacouria capensis (Oliv.) S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub, creeping or ascending to 3 m tall. Leaves coriaceous, petiolate; lamina elliptic to oblong; apex rounded to obtuse. Upper leaf surface matt with characteristic venation, the lateral nerves closely spaced, angled at almost 90° to the midrib and running to the margin and joined in a neatly scalloped submarginal vein. Inflorescence of 1-3-flowered cymes at ends of branches. Flowers white, sweet-scented. Calyx 4-5 mm long with linear lobes, densely ferrugineous appressed-pubescent. Corolla tube 7-10 mm long; lobes 1-1.5 times as long as the tube, narrowly obovate. Fruit up to 5 cm in diameter, subspherical.
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Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: Rocky hillsides
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana and South Africa
Botswana distribution: SE
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Literature:

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 422 - 423.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 25.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ancylobotrys capensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ancylobotrys capensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ancylobotrys capensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ancylobotrys capensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ancylobotrys capensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ancylobotrys capensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ancylobotrys capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ancylobotrys capensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ancylobotrys capensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Ancylobotrys capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Ancylobotrys capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ancylobotrys capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ancylobotrys capensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ancylobotrys capensis
Tropicos: Ancylobotrys capensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Ancylobotrys capensis.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=215320, retrieved 12 December 2017

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