Podranea ricasoliana (Tanfani) Sprague
  • W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 4(2): 450 (1904) 

Notes: Distribution: S. Trop. & S. Africa

General Description

a climbing shrub; branches terete (subquadrangular when young), finely ribbed, pilose at the nodes, otherwise glabrous except for a few minute scales; leaves 4–7 in. long; leaflets 7–9; partial petioles 1–3 in. long; blade ovate, acutely acuminate, more or less oblique at the base, 1–2 in. long, 5–11 lin. broad, crenate, glabrous, lower surface minutely gland-dotted, indistinctly reticulate; panicle many-flowered; rhachis and pedicels glabrous; bracts subulate, 1–1 1/2 lin. long; calyx campanulate, glandular above; tube 4–5 lin. long, 4 lin. in diam.; lobes deltoid-ovate, 2–3 1/2 lin. long, mucronate, minutely ciliolate; corolla flesh-coloured with red stripes, glabrous outside and nearly so inside; lower cylindric portion 5–6 lin. long, upper campanulate portion 1 1/4–1 1/2 in. long; lobes suborbicular, 6–8 lin. in diam., retuse, ciliate; anther-lobes 2 lin. long, 2/3 lin. broad; capsule 8–15 in. long, 5 lin. broad.


South Africa Pondoland; in thickets at the mouth of the Umzimvubu (St. Johns) River, {i}White in Herb. MacOwan{/i}, 988! {i}Sutherland!{/i}

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
  • Introduced distribution
Found in
  • Africa South Tropical Africa Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Southern Africa Cape Provinces
  • KwaZulu-Natal
Introduced into
  • Africa Middle Atlantic Ocean St.Helena
  • Northern Africa Algeria
  • Northern America Mexico Mexico Central
  • Mexico Gulf
  • Pacific North-Central Pacific Hawaii
  • Southern America Caribbean Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Leeward Is.
  • Puerto Rico
  • Central America Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Western South America Ecuador


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