Triumfetta pilosa Roth
var. nyasana Sprague & Hutch.

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Triumfetta pilosa var. nyasana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Triumfetta pilosa var. nyasana

Photo: Bart Wursten
On terraces below Ndundu Lodge

Triumfetta pilosa var. nyasana

Photo: Bart Wursten
On terraces below Ndundu Lodge

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Synonyms: Triumfetta morrumbalana De Wild.
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrubby perennial herb, up to 1.5 m tall. Leaves mostly ovate-lanceolate, up to 15 cm long, 3-5 veined from the base, densely silvery hairy, particularly on the under surface; apex acute; base cordate or rounded; margin coarsely serrate. Flowers in axillary clusters, pale yellow, densely hairy. Sepals slightly longer than the petals. Fruit 15-27 mm in diameter including the bristles or aculei. Aculei curled into hooks at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: pilosa: pilose, with long soft hairs;
nyassana: of Nyassaland (now Malawi).
Habitat: Mostly along forest margins but also on roadsides and in disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 19 July 2009

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 181.


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Flora of Malawi: Triumfetta pilosa var. nyasana
Flora of Mozambique: Triumfetta pilosa var. nyasana
Flora of Zambia: Triumfetta pilosa var. nyasana

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Triumfetta pilosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Triumfetta pilosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triumfetta pilosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Triumfetta pilosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Triumfetta pilosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triumfetta pilosa
Tropicos: Triumfetta pilosa
West African Plants database: Triumfetta pilosa

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 pilosa var. nyasana., retrieved 26 August 2016

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