Corchorus longipedunculatus Mast.

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Corchorus longipedunculatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Corchorus longipedunculatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Corchorus longipedunculatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Corchorus longipedunculatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarhezou National Park.

Corchorus longipedunculatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarhezou National Park.

Corchorus longipedunculatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Masasanya Dam, Gonarhezou National Park.

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, up to 60 cm. Leaves linear, bright green; margin finely dentate. Flowers 1-3, yellow, in axillary clusters on a long peduncle, c. 2 cm long. Fruit a cylindric capsule, 2-5 cm, splitting into 3 valves, on a straight, wiry stalk.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: longipedunculatus: with a long inflorescence stalk (peduncle)
Habitat: In hot, dry woodland
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 February 2015
Literature:

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 80.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 108.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 86 - 87.


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Flora of Botswana: Corchorus longipedunculatus
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African Plant Database: Corchorus longipedunculatus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Corchorus longipedunculatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Corchorus longipedunculatus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Corchorus longipedunculatus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Corchorus longipedunculatus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Corchorus longipedunculatus
Ispot Southern Africa : Corchorus longipedunculatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Corchorus longipedunculatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Corchorus longipedunculatus
Tropicos: Corchorus longipedunculatus
West African Plants database: Corchorus longipedunculatus


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: Corchorus longipedunculatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138300, retrieved 24 August 2016

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