Lipotriche scandens (Schumach.) Orchard
subsp. madagascariensis (Baker) D.J.N.Hind

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Lipotriche scandens subsp. madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

Lipotriche scandens subsp. madagascariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Melanthera madagascariensis Baker
Melanthera scandens (Schumach.) Roberty subsp. madagascariensis (Baker) Wild
Melanthera scandens (Schumach.) Roberty subsp. subsimplicifola Wild
Melanthera swynnertonii S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scandent annual or perennial herb, up to 3 m. Stems and branches often 4-angular. Leaves on fairly long petioles, narrowly oblong-ovate, more or less lobed at the basal angles; margin irregularly crenate-dentate. Inflorescences terminal. Capitula terminal, singly or in groups, orange-yellow with ray-florets c. 17 mm. See subsp. subsimplicifolia for comparison
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: scandens: climbing or attempting to climb;
madagascariensis: of Madagascar
Habitat: In swamps and near rivers.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia South to Angola, Botswana, DRC, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Also in Madagascar
Botswana distribution:
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Endemic status:
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 172 - 173. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 218. (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 26.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 36. as Melanthera madagascariensis

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 57.

Wild, H. (1965). The African species of the genus Melanthera Rohr Kirkia 5(1) Pages 5 - 8.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 50 - 52.

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Flora of Caprivi: Lipotriche scandens subsp. madagascariensis
Flora of Malawi: Lipotriche scandens subsp. madagascariensis
Flora of Mozambique: Lipotriche scandens subsp. madagascariensis
Flora of Zambia: Lipotriche scandens subsp. madagascariensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lipotriche scandens subsp. madagascariensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lipotriche scandens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Lipotriche scandens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lipotriche scandens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lipotriche scandens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lipotriche scandens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lipotriche scandens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lipotriche scandens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Lipotriche scandens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipotriche scandens
Ispot Southern Africa: Lipotriche scandens
JSTOR Plant Science: Lipotriche scandens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lipotriche scandens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lipotriche scandens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lipotriche scandens
Tropicos: Lipotriche scandens


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Lipotriche scandens subsp. madagascariensis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160520, retrieved 14 December 2018

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