Triumfetta annua L.

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Triumfetta annua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Terraces below Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Triumfetta annua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Terraces below Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Triumfetta annua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Terraces below Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Triumfetta annua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Terraces below Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, up to 60 cm. Young stems pubescent and often with a line of hairs on opposite sides along the stems. Leaves ovate, up to 12 cm, becoming narrower and shorter, higher on the stems, 3-5 veined from the base; apex acutely acuminate; margin coarsely serrate or crenate. Flowers in axillary clusters, yellow. Sepals often tipped dark red, linear, narrower and longer than the petals. Fruit c. 15 mm in diameter including the bristles or aculei.
Notes: Two forms, namely f. annua and f. piligera Sprague & Hutch. have been combined under the species.
Derivation of specific name: annua: annual
Habitat: Along the edges of forest and scrubor in cultivated and disturbed places, usually in shady situations.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa, Namibia, and northern South Africa. Also in Madagascar, India, China and Malaysia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 April 2007
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 90 - 91. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 279.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 75. As forma annua & forma peligea


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Flora of Mozambique: Triumfetta annua
Flora of Zambia: Triumfetta annua

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


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: Triumfetta annua.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138670, retrieved 2 December 2016

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