Limeum fenestratum (Fenzl) Heimerl
var. fenestratum

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Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

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Synonyms: Semonvillea fenestrata Fenzl
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or procumbent branched annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 90 cm tall. Leaves alternate, sub-opposite or clustered, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1-7 cm long; margin entire. Flowers whitish, widely spaced in a very open, branched terminal inflorescence. Fruit splitting into 2 mericarps, flattened, round, surrounded by a radiately veined wing.

There is a variety of this species without wings (see var. exalatum for further details).

Another species of Limeum with winged fruit is Limeum pterocarpum, but this possesses a more congested, pseudo-umbellate inflorescence compared to the lax cymes of L. fenestratum.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fenestratum: from fenestra - a window, referring to the transparent wing of the fruits
Habitat: Occurring in dry deciduous woodland and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 21 January 2010
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 404. as Limeum fenestratum (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 98. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 87.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 195.


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Limeum fenestratum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Limeum fenestratum
Ispot Southern Africa : Limeum fenestratum
JSTOR Plant Science: Limeum fenestratum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Limeum fenestratum
Tropicos: Limeum fenestratum
West African Plants database: Limeum fenestratum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122770, retrieved 26 May 2016

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