1906B. StonemanPlants & their Ways 214Clematis, Flowers white or delicate green in definite clusters. No petals or honey secretion. Climbing by means of the sensitive perioles. ‘Klimop’ or ‘Traveller’s Joy.’
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 264Klimop,..The name is also given to the wild clematis.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 296Klimop,..All the species of Clematis have vine-like climbing stems...The vernacular name was first recorded for C. brachiata..but was in use about 1770, and is the original Nederlands name for the ‘ivy’.
1974M.R. Levyns inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.X. 617Traveller’s Joy, Klimop. (Clematis brachiata.) Climber belonging to the family Ranunculaceae.
2.Any of several species of creeping or climbing plants, especially species of Cynanchum (family Asclepiadaceae), all of which are poisonous to livestock, causing krimpsiekte; also called monkey-rope. Also attributive.See also Dawidjies sense b.
1893Henning inD.G. SteynToxicology of Plants (1934) 347This stage..of krimpsiekte..endures a longer or shorter time depending upon the quantity of the Klimop eaten, and the individual susceptibility to the poison.
1904Cape of G.H. Agric. Jrnl Oct. 399 (Pettman)Cattle and sheep when tied up at the Klimop..showed fifteen or thirty hours afterwards, the first symptoms of ‘krimp-ziekte’.
1905D. Hutcheon inFlint & GilchristScience in S. Afr. 356Cynoctomum Capense or ‘Klimop’, This creeper grows plentifully in the Caledon and other of the South-Western districts of Cape Colony.
1917R. MarlothDict. of Common Names of Plants 49Klimop, This name (meaning ‘climber’) is in Holland used for the ivy. Here several other climbing plants bear this name, most frequently species of Cynanchum, e.g., C. africanum and C. capense, both twining herbs with milky juice, injurious to animals eating them.
1932Watt & Breyer-BrandwijkMedicinal & Poisonous Plants 150Cynanchum africanum R. Br., Excelsior, Klimop, Bobbejaanstou, Dawidjies, is also toxic, and causes loss of stock...Cynanchum obtusifolium L.f., Klimop, is toxic to stock, producing..symptoms of gastro-enteritis.
1934D.G. SteynToxicology of Plants 343Farmers refer to ‘cynanchosis’ as ‘klimop’ poisoning, ‘krampsiekte’ or ‘krimpsiekte’.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 296Klimop, A name rather loosely applied to many scandent or rambling species, so-called ‘creepers’..for example Cynanchum africanum; C. obtusifolium; C. ellipticum and C. natalitium...All the species have been reported as poisonous to stock.
1972M.R. Levyns inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VI. 413Klimop, Bobbejaantou. Monkey-rope. (Cynanchum obtusifolium; C. africanum.) Common twiners of the family Asclepiadaceae, found in the bushes near the coast.
klimopgras/-xras/ [Afrikaans gras grass], see quotation 1966.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 296Klim(op)gras, Olyra latifolia..: A perennial grass, with culms up to 15 ft high and scrambling over other plants...Potamophila prehensilis...A perennial grass, up to several feet high...The vernacular name is in allusion to the climbing habit. Said to be a good fodder plant. Both species are found only in damp places in bush or woods.
Any of several species of Clematis of Ranunculaceae, especially C. brachiata.
Any of several species of creeping or climbing plants, especially species of Cynanchum (family Asclepiadaceae), all of which are poisonous to livestock, causing krimpsiekte; also called monkey-rope. Also attributive.
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