Corrigiola litoralis L.

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Corrigiola litoralis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr boat club building, edge of Osborne Dam

Corrigiola litoralis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr boat club building, edge of Osborne Dam

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Annual or sometimes perennial herb. Stems up to 30 cm, mostly prostrate with a long tap root. Leaves alternate, narrowly oblanceolate to elliptic, glaucous with a prominent midrib; margins subentire to irregularly crenate. Flowers in terminal or axillary clusters on the leafy branches, greenish-white. Fruit ovoid, enclosed in the persistent perianth.
Derivation of specific name: litoralis: of the seashore
Habitat: On alluvial sandy soils in dry riverbed, flood plains and around dams.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 24 January 2006

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 45.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Illecebraceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 360 - 362. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Corrigiola litoralis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Corrigiola litoralis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Corrigiola litoralis
Tropicos: Corrigiola litoralis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Corrigiola litoralis., retrieved 29 March 2017

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