Pyrenacantha scandens Planch. ex Harv.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to Cape Prov.

[FZ]

Icacinaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Climber; young branches twining, densely setose with retrorse bristles; bark grey rough.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with very hairy petioles; lamina 5–10 × 2·5–6·5 cm., variable in shape, that of the leaves in the lower part of the branches clearly 3 (5 ?) -lobed, that of the others ovate to narrowly ovate; apex obtuse to acute and mucronate, margin with prominent gland-like hairy teeth, base broadly cuneate, ± rounded or rarely cordate; the upper surface sparsely hispid with appressed hairs (the smaller ones hooked) pointing mainly to the margin, the lower densely hispid with simple ± patent straight hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences supra-axillary to proportionately smaller leaves. Female flowers in short, oblong or subcapitate pedunculate few-flowered spikes. Male spikes c. 5 cm. long, on hairy peduncles c. 2·5 cm. long; flowers numerous, rather loose, sessile, subtended by bracteoles.
sex Male
Male spikes c. 5 cm. long, on hairy peduncles c. 2·5 cm. long; flowers numerous, rather loose, sessile, subtended by bracteoles.
sex Female
Female flowers in short, oblong or subcapitate pedunculate few-flowered spikes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe c. 1·8 cm. long, slightly compressed, hispid.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Pyrenacantha scandens Planch. ex Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Thes. Cap. 1: 14 (1859)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0