Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell

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Corbichonia decumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Corbichonia decumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Corbichonia decumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Corbichonia decumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

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Synonyms: Axonotechium trianthemoides (Heyne) Fenzl
Glinus mucronatus (Klotzsch) Klotzsch
Glinus trianthemoides Heyne
Orygia decumbens Forssk.
Orygia mucronata Klotzsch
Portulaca decumbens Vahl
Telephium laxiflorum DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Procumbent or prostrate annual or short-lived perennial herb. Young plants often erect (image 2). Stems up to 50 cm, somewhat succulent. Leaves fleshy, alternate, obovate-spathulate or oblanceolate, glaucous; petiole winged. Flowers in terminal or pseudo-lateral inflorescences, pink, mauve or magenta. The staminodes are longer than the actual perianth, appearing as a large number of petals. Fruit shiny, yellow-green.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: decumbens: decumbent; with stems lying on the ground and tending to rise at the end
Habitat: Woodland, cultivated and disturbed ground and on stony and alluvial soils
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and southern Africa and tropical Asia; introduced to tropical America
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Annual, perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 16 April 2015
Literature:

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

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 533 - 535. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 279. (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. under Aizoaceae

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

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 15. (Includes a picture).


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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: Corbichonia decumbens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122960, retrieved 5 December 2016

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