Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
subsp. daemia

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Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

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Central Kalahari - Deception Valley

Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia

Photo: Brian Rode
Ngamiland Concession 22 - Vumbura, Okavango Delta

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Synonyms: Asclepias daemia Forssk.
Daemia extensa R. Br.
Pergularia extensa N.E. Br.
Common names: Trellis-vine (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial twining herb with milky sap. Stems up to 4 m or more, covered in soft hairs. Leaves heart-shaped, hairy, cordate at the base. Flowers in axillary pseudo-umbels on long peduncles, pendulous opening in the evening. Corolla creamy-white or greenish, sometimes tinged purple; lobes fringed with long spreading hairs. Fruit paired follicles, 5-7.5 cm long, erect, covered in recurved bristles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: daemia: from the Arabic vernacular name.
Habitat: In woodland and riverine forest fringes.
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, South Africa and India.
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species: Danaus chrysippus aegyptius (Food plant)
Tirumala petiverana (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Wednesday 8 June 2016
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 118. As Pergularia daemia (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Page 60. as Pergularia daemia

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Namibia Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 75.

Goyder, D.J. (2006). A revision of the genus Pergularia L. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) Kew Bulletin 61 Pages 249 - 251.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 75. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 58. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 21. as Pergularia daemia

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 48.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Pergularia daemia subsp. daemia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147070, retrieved 8 December 2019

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