Details of record no: 93275

Strophanthus kombe Oliv.

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Record details:

Date: 21 Oct 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Determiner(s):S Kruger
Location: Caprivi: Middle W Caprivi.
Location code(s):
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1722D3
Grid reference:
FZ Division:
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: 1 m high; Shrub; Notes: Shrub, 1 m high. Stems profusely branched from base, bark purplish brown with cream-coloured longitudinal fissures, transverse ridges at nodes, young branchlets red-brown with dense, short, white, pubescent indumentum. Leaves opposite ( appearing clustered on compressed dwarf shoots), simple, petiole short, 1 - 2 mm long, adax. Grooved , stout, slightly curved with dense, white velutinous indumentum, lamina obovate to elliptic, apex acute to minutely apiculate. Occasional notched, base cuneate to decurrent, margin entire to sinuate, 2,5-6x1-2,5 cm, adax. Bright green, densely velutinous, abax. Dull pale green, densely velutinous, midrib prominent, soft and velvety to the touch. Flowers past. Fruit a bilobed follicle, borne to main axis, each lobe cylindrical- cuneate, 18 cm long, 1, 5 cm at base tapering to apex, soft and leathery, purplish brown with white lenticular markings, constricted at junction of 2 mericarps with fine yellowish, flocculose indumentum.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.875000, 22.625000
Location Accuracy Code: 5

Map of species record

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Individual record no: 93275: Strophanthus kombe., retrieved 22 September 2023

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