Cleome macrophylla (Klotzsch) Briq.
var. macrophylla

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Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo Cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo Cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tembwahata pans, Gona-rhezou National Park.

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Synonyms: Chilocalyx macrophyllus Klotzsch
Common names: Kalumekachisiungu (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Large-leaved mousewhiskers (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect branching annual herb. Leaves 3-foliolate on a long petiole; leaflets linear to lanceolate. Flowers in a terminal inflorescence, mauve with purple markings on the petals, with or without a bright yellow spot on the central petals. Stamens 6-12, all fertile. Fruit a long slender capsule, up to 9 cm.
Notes: It mainly differs from var. maculatiflora in the wider leaflets, which are often wider than 2mm, and longer capsules. Var. maculatiflora also often occurs at higher altitudes on granite rock. C. macrophylla is also similar to C. maculata, which differs in having some sterile anthers.
Derivation of specific name: macrophylla : big-leaved
Habitat: In shallow soil over rock.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 February 2015
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 41.

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 32.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 38.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 44.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 203 - 205. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cleome macrophylla
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West African Plants database: Cleome macrophylla


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: Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124350, retrieved 24 August 2016

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