Oncinotis tenuiloba

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Oncinotis tenuiloba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Apocynoideae
Tribe: Apocyneae
Genus: Oncinotis
Species: O. tenuiloba
Binomial name
Oncinotis tenuiloba
Stapf
Synonyms[1]
  • Motandra erlangeri K.Schum
  • Oncinotis chirindica S.Moore
  • Oncinotis inandensis J.M.Wood & Evans
  • Oncinotis natalensis Stapf

Oncinotis tenuiloba grows as a scrambling shrub or liana up to 30 metres (98 ft) long. Its flowers feature a yellow-green corolla. Fruit is pale brown with paired follicles, each up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long. Vernacular names for the plant include "magic-rope". Its habitat is evergreen forest from sea-level to 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) altitude.[2] O. tenuiloba is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oncinotis tenuiloba". The Plant List. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Oncinotis tenuiloba". Flora of Zimbabwe. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Search for "Oncinotis tenuiloba", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 17 August 2013