Tricliceras lobatum (Urb.) R. Fern.

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Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

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Synonyms: Wormskioldia lobata Urb.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb. Stems up to 1 m long, simple or branched, sparsely set with short yellowish-brown, swollen-based bristles. Leaves heteromorphic. Lower leaves up to 5 cm long, elliptic, un lobed and shortly petiolate; other leaves sessile, lanceolate, up to 15 cm long, with 1-4 blunt, shallow lobes in the lower half of the lamina lobed in the lower half; lobes often with a sissile gland at the top. Flowers 1-4 per raceme on slender peduncles up to 9 cm long, lengthening up to 20 cm in fruit. Petals 15-20 mm long, pale yellow to orange, rarely white. Capsule 4-7 cm long, narrowly linear, beaked, hairless, held at right angles or deflexed to the peduncle.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lobatum: lobed
Habitat: On rocky outcrops, in mopane woodland, secondary vegetation or as a weed in old fields, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 19 November 2011
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. (1978). Turneraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 363 - 364.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 318. (Includes a picture).

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

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 59. as Wormskioldia lobata

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 227.


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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: Tricliceras lobatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140880, retrieved 30 September 2016

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