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Sand Forest Poison Rope

Strophanthus petersianus Klotzsch

Derivation of specific name

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petersianus: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Strophanthus petersianus Klotzsch Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145220
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Description

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Deciduous scrambling shrub or true liane. Latex, if present, red or whitish. Leaves elliptic or ovate, with 4-8 pairs of lateral veins, mostly glabrous. Flowers normally appearing with the leaves, mostly solitary, rare 2 or 3 per inflorescence. Corolla white, with or without reddish pink stripes with long erect frills on the inside of the mouth; lobes spreading, ending in long, twisted, pendulous tails.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Strophanthus petersianus Klotzsch Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145220
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Worldwide distribution

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From Kenya and Tanzania south to South Africa
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Strophanthus petersianus Klotzsch Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145220
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Strophanthus petersianus

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Strophanthus petersianus, commonly known as sand forest poison rope,[2] is a liana or deciduous shrub up to 15 metres (50 ft) long, with a stem diameter up to 10 centimetres (4 in). Its fragrant flowers feature a white corolla, sometimes with reddish pink stripes on the inside.[3] Strophanthus petersianus has been used as arrow poison and by the Zulu as a charm against evil. Its habitat is coastal forest and rocky woodland.[3] It is native to countries from Kenya south to South Africa.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Strophanthus petersianus". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Strophanthus petersianus". Flora of Zimbabwe. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b Medicinal Plants. PROTA. 2008. pp. 554–555. ISBN 978-9-05782-204-9.
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Strophanthus petersianus: Brief Summary

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Strophanthus petersianus, commonly known as sand forest poison rope, is a liana or deciduous shrub up to 15 metres (50 ft) long, with a stem diameter up to 10 centimetres (4 in). Its fragrant flowers feature a white corolla, sometimes with reddish pink stripes on the inside. Strophanthus petersianus has been used as arrow poison and by the Zulu as a charm against evil. Its habitat is coastal forest and rocky woodland. It is native to countries from Kenya south to South Africa.

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