1. Family: Malpighiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sphedamnocarpus Planch. ex Benth. & Hook.f.
      1. Sphedamnocarpus pruriens (A.Juss.) Szyszyl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Malpighiaceae, E. Launert. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Stem
    Younger stems densely ± appressed greyish-silvery- or yellowish-sericeous, older ones ± pubescent or nearly glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; lamina 3·5–7·5 (11) × 1·7–5 (10) cm., ovate, ovate-subcircular or ovate-oblong, rarely oblong-elliptic, ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, apex obtuse to acute, mostly distinctly apiculate, base subcordate to rounded or cuneate, greyish- or yellowish-sericeous-tomentose underneath, greyish-pubescent or arachnoid or glabrescent on the upper surface; petiole (0·5) 0·8–2·5 (4·5) cm. long, canaliculate, sericeous, with 2 glands in the upper half; stipules 2–4 mm. long, obovate, usually absent.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 2–6-flowered; bracts ± 2·5 mm. long, lanceolate; bracteoles 1·5–2 mm. long, oblong.
    Flowers
    Flowers 2–2·5 cm. in diam.
    Calyx
    Sepals ± 2·5 mm. long, ovate or obovate-oblong, sericeous outside; petals 8–12 mm. long, obovate to obovate-oblong, yellow, unguiculate, usually entire.
    Stamens
    Stamens with anthers c. 1 mm. long, oblong, glabrous; filaments c. 4 mm. long, glabrous.
    Pistil
    Ovary densely sericeous; styles c. 5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Samara with wing 1·5–2 × 1·1–1·5 cm., sericeous to nearly glabrous.
    Habit
    A herbaceous or woody climber or scrambler.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Sphedamnocarpus pruriens (A.Juss.) Szyszyl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1959 Harvey [s.n.], South Africa K000416981
    Jan 1, 1959 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [211], Zimbabwe K000416894
    Jan 1, 1959 Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000416983 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1959 Gueinzius [s.n.], South Africa K000416984 Unknown type material
    Sutherland [s.n.], South Africa K000416982
    Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000416980 Unknown type material

    First published in Polypet. Discifl. Rehmann.: 2 (1888)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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