Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.

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Triumfetta rhomboidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
On terraces below Ndundu Lodge

Triumfetta rhomboidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Triumfetta rhomboidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Triumfetta rhomboidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Bartramia indica L.
Triumfetta diversifolia E. Mey.
Common names:
Status: Native
Usually annual or rarely perennial herb, up to 2 m tall but usually shorter. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, unlobed to distinctly 3 lobed, 2.5 - 15 cm long, 3-7 veined from the base; apex acute; base cordate or truncate; margin irregularly serrate. Flowers in axillary cymes, yellow. Sepals c. 5 mm long, often tipped dark red, linear, narrower and longer than the petals. Fruit spherical, tomentose, 4-5 mm in diameter including the short bristles or aculei.
Notes: See Triumfetta pentandra for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: rhomboidea: rhomboid or more or less diamond-shaped, referring to the leaves.
Habitat: In a variety of cultivated and disturbed habitats.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Pan-tropical and subtropical, including South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
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Images last updated: Sunday 30 May 2010

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. (Includes a picture).

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

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

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 73 - 74.

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 40. (Includes a picture).


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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: Triumfetta rhomboidea., retrieved 31 March 2017

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