Triumfetta pilosa Roth
var. pilosa

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Triumfetta pilosa var. pilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Triumfetta pilosa var. pilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
On terraces below Ndundu Lodge

Triumfetta pilosa var. pilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
On terraces below Ndundu Lodge

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Synonyms: Triumfetta morrumbalana De Wild.
Triumfetta pilosa Roth var. nyasana Sprague & Hutch.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pilosa: pilose, with long soft hairs.
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. Also in India.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 19 July 2009
Literature:

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

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 81. as Triumfetta pilosa var. nyasana

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

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 76 - 77. as Triumfetta pilosa var. nyasana


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triumfetta pilosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triumfetta pilosa
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Tropicos: Triumfetta pilosa


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: Triumfetta pilosa var. pilosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138730, retrieved 22 September 2017

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