Cryptolepis oblongifolia Schltr.

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Cryptolepis oblongifolia

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Maonza, Vumba

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maonza, Vumba

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maonza, Vumba

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maonza, Vumba

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maonza, Vumba

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Cryptolepis oblongifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tingwa River, near Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Ectadiopsis acutifolia Benth.
Ectadiopsis oblongifolia (Meisn.) Schltr.
Ectadium oblongifolium Meisn.
Secamone acutifolia Sond.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect small shrub, up to c. 1 m high with usually rather long, slender, often reddish-brown branches. Milky sap present. Leaves opposite, ascending, elliptic-oblong or lanceolate, 2.5-5 cm long, dark green above, much paler beneath, hairless; petiole 1.2-2.5 cm long. Flowers in subaxillary, subsessile, 3-15-flowered, branched clusters; sepals oblong, minutely ciliate at the apex. Corolla campanulate, yellowish-green, hairless; corona-lobes inserted at the middle of the corolla-tube. Follicles diverging at an angle of about 80°, 7.5-11 cm long, narrowly fusiform, gradually tapering from about the middle to a subacute point, hairless.
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Derivation of specific name: oblongifolia: with oblong leaves.
Habitat: In grassland, often among rocks
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Worldwide distribution: West Africa from Sierra Leone to Cameroon, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and North-West, Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Literature:

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 20. as Ectadiopsis oblongifolia

Bruce, E.A. (1946). Notes on Some Species of the Genus Cryptolepis R. Br.: I Kew Bulletin 1(1) Pages 46 - 48.

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 21 - 22.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 70. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 25. As Ectadiopsis oblongifolia

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 310 - 311. (Includes a picture).

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 62. as Ectadiopsis oblongifolia

Joubert, L. (2007). A taxonomic study of Cryptolepis (Apocynaceae) in Southern Africa Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences (Botany) at the University of the Free State Bloemfontein Pages 133 - 137.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 300 - 301. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 26.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 70.

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 221. as Ectadiopsis oblongifolia

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 170 - 171. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Flora of Caprivi: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Flora of Malawi: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cryptolepis oblongifolia

External websites:

African Plant Database: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cryptolepis oblongifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Cryptolepis oblongifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
Tropicos: Cryptolepis oblongifolia
West African Plants database: Cryptolepis oblongifolia


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-16

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2016). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cryptolepis oblongifolia.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145320, retrieved 6 December 2016

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