African Plant Database

Sphaerocodon natalense Benth.
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. 12: sub t. 1190 (1876)  
Information on the genus : Sphaerocodon
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Vincetoxicum caffrum (Meisn.) Kuntze
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Vincetoxicum caffrum (Meisn.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sphaerocodon caffrum (Meisn.) Schltr.
=Tylophora caffra Meisn.
=Vincetoxicum caffrum (Meisn.) Kuntze (2018)
=Gymnema melananthum (N.E. Br.) K. Schum. ex Schltr.
=Sphaerocodon melananthus N.E. Br. (1903)
=Sphaerocodon angolensis S. Moore (1909)
=Sphaerocodon obtusifolium Benth. (1876)
=Gongronema welwitschii K. Schum.
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb - Ht 0.3 - 1 m. Alt: 300 - 1200 m. Distribution: GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4:
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Record n°71947 modified 2008-11-19
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