Sesuvium nyasicum (Baker) Gonç.

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Sesuvium nyasicum

Photo: Helen Pickering
Livingstone: just inside the gate at the Maramba Lodge on right (going in)

Sesuvium nyasicum

Photo: Helen Pickering
Livingstone: just inside the gate at the Maramba Lodge on right (going in)

Sesuvium nyasicum

Photo: Helen Pickering
Livingstone: just inside the gate at the Maramba Lodge on right (going in)

Sesuvium nyasicum

Photo: Helen Pickering
Livingstone: just inside the gate at the Maramba Lodge on right (going in)

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Synonyms: Sesuvium sesuvioides auct.
Trianthema nyasica Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Branching semi-prostrate fleshy annual herb. Stems slightly succulent, up to c. 50 cm long. Leaves (sub)opposite or alternate by reduction, narrowly elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 7-23 mm long, slightly succulent. Flowers solitary, sessile, pink to purple, greenish on the outside. Perianth segments united in the basal half, narrowly triangular, with a dorsal apiculus, 1-2 mm long, from just below the apex. Fruit pointed, thickened in the lower part. Seeds with less than 20 prominent transverse wrinkles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyasicum: from Malawi (Nyasaland)
Habitat: Occurring in moist depressions on sandy and rocky soils, often in mopane woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1280 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 18 January 2011
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 20.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 19. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 20.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sesuvium nyasicum
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West African Plants database: Sesuvium nyasicum


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: Sesuvium nyasicum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123000, retrieved 26 July 2016

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