Botanical name: Pentatropis capensis Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
Synonyms: Pentatropis microphylla, Asclepias microphylla, Cynanchum capense
Ambarvel is a twining perennial herb. Leaves are 1-3.5 cm long, 0.5-2.5 cm wide, broadly oblong or ovate elliptic. Tip is blunt with a sharp point, base rounded or heart-shaped. Leaf stalk is 4-7 mm long. Flowers clusters are carried on a short stalk up to 2 mm long. Flowers stalks are 1.2-13 cm long. Sepals are 1.5 mm long. Flower tube is almost divided to the base, petals 3.5-6 mm long. Corona lobes are 2-2.5 mm long. Follicles are 3.7-6.8 cm long. Seeds 6 x 3 mm, ovate, tip truncate slightly crenulate at the base. Flowering: July-December.
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