Limeum pterocarpum (J. Gay) Heimerl
var. pterocarpum

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Limeum pterocarpum var. pterocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Limeum pterocarpum var. pterocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Limeum pterocarpum var. pterocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Limeum pterocarpum var. pterocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Limeum pterocarpum var. pterocarpum

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Semonvillea pterocarpa J. Gay
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
More or less erect, branched herb, up to 60 cm tall. Leaves alternate, sub-opposite or clustered, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1-4.5 cm long, slightly fleshy; margin entire. Flowers greenish-white, in a fairly compact terminal umbel-like inflorescence. Fruit splitting into 2 mericarps, c. 13 mm in diameter, flattened, round, surrounded by a radiately veined wing up to 5 mm wide.

See Limeum fenestratum for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pterocarpum: winged fruit
Habitat: Occurring on sandy soils in open deciduous woodland and scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa. Also from Senegal to Sudan.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 21 January 2010
Literature:

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


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Flora of Botswana: Limeum pterocarpum var. pterocarpum

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African Plant Database: Limeum pterocarpum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Limeum pterocarpum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Limeum pterocarpum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Limeum pterocarpum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Limeum pterocarpum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Limeum pterocarpum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Limeum pterocarpum
Ispot Southern Africa : Limeum pterocarpum
JSTOR Plant Science: Limeum pterocarpum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Limeum pterocarpum
Tropicos: Limeum pterocarpum
West African Plants database: Limeum pterocarpum


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 pterocarpum var. pterocarpum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122790, retrieved 23 July 2016

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