Tragia okanyua Pax

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Tragia okanyua

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Tragia okanyua

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Tragia okanyua

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Tragia okanyua

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Tragia okanyua

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

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Synonyms: Tragia angustifolia sensu Engl.
Tragia cordifolia sensu N.E. Br.
Tragia madandensis S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing perennial herb with stinging hairs. Stems twining or erect when young, up to 3 m long, growing from a woody rootstock, more or less densely hairy. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, up to c. 14 cm long, widely cordate at the 5-7-veined base, usually 2 rounded lobes, sparsely hairy to almost hairless on both surfaces, bristly on the midrib and veins below; margin dentate. Inflorescences terminal or leaf-opposed, up to 14 cm long on a peduncle up to 10 cm long. Flowers unisexual on the same inflorescence. Calyx of the female flowers densely covered in stiff hairs, consisting of 6 linear lobes; each lobe palmately divided into 9-13 linear lobes again (image 6). Fruit 3-lobed, c. 5 × 9 mm, smooth, yellow-green with rough hairs on the ribs of the lobes.
Notes: See the similar T. kirkiana for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine fringes, on rocky outcrops, in mopane and miombo woodland; also on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Thursday 29 January 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 149.

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 95. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 63. (Includes a picture).

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 228 - 229.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 58.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 208.


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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: Tragia okanyua.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135260, retrieved 28 May 2017

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