African Plant Database

Cynanchum viminale (L.) L.
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Protologue : Mant. Pl. 2: 392 (1771)
Information on the genus : Cynanchum
Basionym : Euphorbia viminalis L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br. subsp. viminale
 Euphorbia viminalis L. (1753)
 Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br. (1810)
 Cynanchum viminale (L.) L. subsp. viminale
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sarcostemma tetrapterum Turcz. (1848)
=Cynanchum tetrapterum (Turcz.) R. A. Dyer ex Bullock (1956)
=Asclepias aphylla Thunb. (1794)
=Sarcostemma aphyllum (Thunb.) R. Br. ex Schult. (1820)
=Cynanchum aphyllum (Thunb.) Schltr. (1913)
=Decanemopsis aphylla Costantin & Gallaud (1906)
=Sarcostemma madagascariense Desc. (1961)
=Sarcostemma andongense Hiern (1898)
=*Sarcostemma aphyllum Thunb.
=Asclepias nuda Schumach. & Thonn.
Taxon infra-specific
Cynanchum viminale subsp. stipitaceum (Forssk.) Meve & Liede (2005)
Cynanchum viminale subsp. crassicaule Liede & Meve (2005)
Cynanchum viminale subsp. odontolepis (Balf. f.) Goyder (2008)
Cynanchum viminale subsp. suberosum (Meve & Liede) Goyder (2008)
Cynanchum viminale (L.) L. subsp. viminale
Cynanchum viminale subsp. welwitchii (Hiern) Liede & Meve (2012)
Cynanchum viminale subsp. thunbergii (G. Don) Liede & Meve (2012)
Cynanchum viminale subsp. stocksii (Hook. f.) Meve & Liede (2012)
Cynanchum viminale subsp. orangeanum (Liede & Meve) Liede & Meve (2012)
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Bushland, Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Seychelles, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bryns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia. Strelitzia 34: 45
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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carte afrique num 198401
Record n°198401 created 2008-12-27
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