Rorippa micrantha (Roth) Jonsell

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Rorippa micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Urema floodplain North of Lion House, Gorongosa National Park.

Rorippa micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Urema floodplain North of Lion House, Gorongosa National Park.

Rorippa micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Urema floodplain North of Lion House, Gorongosa National Park.

Rorippa micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Urema floodplain North of Lion House, Gorongosa National Park.

Rorippa micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no11, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Rorippa humifusa (Guill. & Perr.) Hiern
Rorippa madagascariensis (DC.) Hara
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb up to 50 cm tall. Leaves up to 8 cm long, obovate to oblong in outline, deeply divided almost to the mid rib, lobed, scalloped or toothed, hairless or very sparsely pubescent. Flowers in a terminal raceme, yellow. Fruit a cylindric siliqua c. 18 × 2 mm, hairless, tipped with the persistent style, dehiscent. Seeds in two rows.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: micrantha: small-flowered (in comparison with related species).
Habitat: Occurring on river banks.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 183 - 185. As Rorippa madagascariensis

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 185. As Rorippa humifusa


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


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: Rorippa micrantha.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124240, retrieved 28 June 2017

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