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
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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. (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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Triumfetta rhomboidea., retrieved 26 August 2016

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