Triumfetta welwitschii Mast.[Agg]

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Triumfetta welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Triumfetta welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Triumfetta welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Triumfetta mastersii Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial herb, growing annual stems from a woody rootstock, usually flowering before the leaves develop. Inflorescences terminal, covered in a golden velvety indumentum, flowers yellow. The fruits are covered in long, erect reddish bristles.
Notes: This page refers to Triumfetta welwitschii in aggregate, with no split between the 3 varieties. The three varieties recognized are: var. welwitschii, var. descampsii (De Wild. & T. Durand) Brenan, and var. hirsuta (Sprague & Hutch.) Wild. The varieties mainly differ in the density and type of indumentum on the leaves.
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
Habitat: A conspicuous species of burnt roadsides, grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Monday 18 July 2016


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triumfetta welwitschii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triumfetta welwitschii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Triumfetta welwitschii
Tropicos: Triumfetta welwitschii

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 welwitschii., retrieved 17 January 2017

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