Baissea wulfhorstii Schinz

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Baissea wulfhorstii

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Ncamasere, Okavango Panhandle

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Synonyms: Baissea spectabilis Hua
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Status: Native
Creeper, climbing shrub, or liana up to more than 6 m high, twining and climbing over shrubs and in trees. Branches purplish-grey, sometimes with small orange-brown lenticels; branchlets densely brown-pubescent. Leaves more or less narrowly elliptic to ovate, 0·6–4·7 cm long, slightly leathery, pubescent on both sides when young, only so along the margin and on the midrib when older; petiole up to 6 mm long, densely brown-pubescent. Flowers 1–3, axillary. often also terminal -n 1–15-flowered inflorescences, sweetly scented. Peduncle 5–30 mm long, densely brown-pubescent. Sepals 1·8–5 mm long, ovate to triangular, pubescent, ciliate. Corolla tube white with red striations inside, 2·5–5 mm long; lobes white, sometimes tipped with yellow, very narrowly triangular, 7–22 mm long, often ciliate. Fruit in paired follicles, 15–50 cm long and 2–8 mm in diameter, slightly constricted between the seeds, densely brown-pubescent.
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Habitat: In open woodland on sandy soil.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.
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Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Tuesday 6 October 2020

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Page 14. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Namibia Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 74.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 495 - 497. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 24.

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 197.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Baissea wulfhorstii., retrieved 19 May 2024

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