Limeum sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch.
var. sulcatum

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Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipinda Pools tented camp, Gonarhezou National Park.

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipinda Pools tented camp, Gonarhezou National Park.

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipinda Pools tented camp, Gonarhezou National Park.

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipinda Pools tented camp, Gonarhezou National Park.

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipinda Pools tented camp, Gonarhezou National Park.

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Synonyms: Acanthocarpaea sulcata Klotzsch
Dicarpaea linifolia K. Presl pro parte
Limeum echinatum H. Walt.
Limeum linifolium (K. Presl) Fenzl pro parte
Limeum sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch. var. gracile Friedr.
Limeum sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch. var. robustum Friedr.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent at lower altitudes
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb, up to 70 cm. Leaves linear to lanceolate with a prominent midrib beneath. Flowers in many-flowered terminal and lateral compact umbels, greenish white. The small fruits bear small spines, c. 3 mm long.
Notes: This variety is usually annual while var. scabridum (Klotzsch) Friedr. is a more robust perennial herb with less spiny fruits.
Derivation of specific name: sulcatum: grooved
Habitat: In sandy soils in deciduous woodland, grassland and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 2 March 2015
Literature:

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 527.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 405. as Limeum sulcatum (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 15. In Aizoaceae

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 38. as Limeum sulcatum (Includes a picture).

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 sulcatum var. sulcatum
Flora of Caprivi: Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum
Flora of Mozambique: Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

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


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 sulcatum var. sulcatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122800, retrieved 8 December 2016

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