Strophanthus kombe Oliv.

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Records of this taxon from Caprivi are shown in the table below. Cases where the taxon is native, naturalised, possibly planted or definitely planted are all listed.

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Record number No of images Record date Recorder(s) Coll. Det. Conf. Herbaria Habitat Location Loc code(s) Outing code Planted code Country QDS Grid ref. FZ Div Alt. (m) Notes Lat Long Loc Acc Code
731440 0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724C2 0Cited in Bruyns (2014), Apocynaceae of Namibia2
731450 0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724D4 0Cited in Bruyns (2014), Apocynaceae of Namibia2
731460 2080Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1725C3 0Cited in Bruyns (2014), Apocynaceae of Namibia2
93275021 Oct 1988GL Maggs
GL Maggs
277
S Kruger
WIND

Caprivi: Middle W Caprivi.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1722D3 01 m high; Shrub; Notes: Shrub, 1 m high. Stems profusely branched from base, bark purplish brown with cream-coloured longitudinal fissures, transverse ridges at nodes, young branchlets red-brown with dense, short, white, pubescent indumentum. Leaves opposite ( appearing clustered on compressed dwarf shoots), simple, petiole short, 1 - 2 mm long, adax. Grooved , stout, slightly curved with dense, white velutinous indumentum, lamina obovate to elliptic, apex acute to minutely apiculate. Occasional notched, base cuneate to decurrent, margin entire to sinuate, 2,5-6x1-2,5 cm, adax. Bright green, densely velutinous, abax. Dull pale green, densely velutinous, midrib prominent, soft and velvety to the touch. Flowers past. Fruit a bilobed follicle, borne to main axis, each lobe cylindrical- cuneate, 18 cm long, 1, 5 cm at base tapering to apex, soft and leathery, purplish brown with white lenticular markings, constricted at junction of 2 mericarps with fine yellowish, flocculose indumentum.-17.87500022.6250005
94365013 Feb 1988GL Maggs
GL Maggs
272
S Kruger
WIND

Caprivi: 7 km along turn-off to Chinchimane from National Road.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724C3 0Shrub; Notes: Shrub, up to 1 m high. Stems profusely branched from base; bark purplish-brown with cream-coloured longitudinal fissures, transverse ridges at nodes; young branchlets red-brown with dense, short, white pubescent indumentum. Leaves opposite (appearing clustered on compressed dwarf shoots), simple; petiole short, 1-2 mm long, adaxially grooved, stout, slightly curved, with dense white velutinous indumentum; lamina obovate to elliptic, apex acute to minutely apiculate, occasionally notched, base cuneate to decurrent, margin entire to sinuate, 2.5 - 6 x 1 - 2.5 cm, adaxially bright green, densely velutinous, abaxially dull pale green, densely velutinous, midrib prominent, soft and velvety to the touch. Flowers past. Fruit a bilobed follicle, borne perpendicular to main axis; each lobe cylindrical-cuneate, 18 cm long, 1.5 cm at base tapering to apex, soft and leathery, purplish-brown with white lenticular markings, constricted at junction of 2 mericarps, with fine yellowish flocculose indumentum.-17.87500024.1250004
94455027 Feb 2001BA Curtis
BA Curtis
678
S Rügheimer
WIND

Caprivi: Near Chaka village, Salambala Conservancy, east Caprivi.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724C4 02 m high; Shrub; Notes: Scrambling shrub, perennial. Height: 1-2 m (either a self standing shrub up to 1 m, or clambering in/over plants up to 2 m). Leaves: simple dark green above, pale and velvety below, very short petiole, decussate. Stem and bark: stiff, dark brown. Fruit and seed: two pods resembling the horns of a bull, large, brown, with white flecks when mature. Vegetation: closed/open woodland.-17.85806024.4700004
94713030 Dec 2000K Sharpe
K Sharpe
7
C Mannheimer
WIND

Caprivi: Ngoma floodplains.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724D3 0Tree; Notes: Small tree, with leaves only.-17.87500024.6250004
94765005 Nov 2001BA Curtis
BA Curtis
1335
PV Bruyns
WIND

Caprivi: Salambala Conservancy.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724D4 060 cm high; Shrub; Notes: Shrub, 60 cm high. Stem: smooth. Flower: tubular with long trailing pinky-orange trails about 8 cm long, flower is white with 5 pinky-orange bands inside. Fruit/seed: pods long like a bulls horn, but now split open, reddish with white flecks; seeds flattened with green like plumed tail.-17.91278024.7966704
94899009 Nov 2001BA Curtis
BA Curtis
1435
PRE

WIND

Caprivi: Impalila Island.2080Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1725C3 930Climber; Notes: Climber with rough, dark chocolate brown stems with large white lenticels. Leaves opposite and decussate, thick, crinkled, discolorous, very hairy below. Hairs wiry. Flowers creamy white with pink and yellow throat and very long trailing edges to petals. Pods large like cows horns.-17.78330025.2075005
94038005 Oct 2001CJH Hines
CJH Hines
1118
PV Bruyns
WIND

Caprivi: On small track between Katima Mulilo and Kwena village.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724C2 960Shrub; Notes: Shrub, generally about 1 - 1.5 m in height, but some plants with long branches extending up to 3 cm. Flowers: white at base of petal, petals long and tendril-like. Reverse (back) side of petals purple-red, front side of tendril portion yellow-cream. Stamens fused to corolla tube forming a reddish-orange pattern on the inside of corolla tube. Female parts 5-segmented, yellow. Basal bracts purple. Young flower buds bright pink to reddish-purple, up to 10 cm long. Flowers terminal on short branchlets which tend to be reddish in colour. Large 2 horned pod with white streaks (made up of many lenticels?). No leaves on plant. Bark smooth with distinct lenticels, purplish grey. Common on duplex soils, with shallow surface sands and heavy clay loams lower down. Area dominated by mopane.-17.60000024.3255605

Total records found: 10



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Records of: Strophanthus kombe.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species-display.php?species_id=145200, retrieved 18 August 2022

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