Details of record no: 94038

Strophanthus kombe Oliv.

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Record details:

Date: 05 Oct 2001
Recorder(s):CJH Hines
Collector(s):CJH Hines
Determiner(s):PV Bruyns
Location: Caprivi: On small track between Katima Mulilo and Kwena village.
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Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1724C2
Grid reference:
FZ Division:
Altitude (metres): 960
Notes: Shrub; 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.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.600000, 24.325560
Location Accuracy Code: 5

Map of species record

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: Individual record no: 94038: Strophanthus kombe., retrieved 18 August 2022

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