Streptopetalum serratum Hochst.

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Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb to 50 cm. Leaves heteromorphic; lower leaves pinnatifid or pinnatilobed; upper lanceolate, unlobed, serrate. Racemes 2-12-flowered. Petals yellow to orange. Capsule 7-12 mm, ellipsoid. Seeds clavate, black.
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Derivation of specific name: serratum: serrate, saw-toothed
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Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia southwards to South Africa and Namibia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 21 August 2006
Literature:

Fernandes, R. (1978). Turneraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 367 - 368.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 144. (Includes a picture).

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


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Streptopetalum serratum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Streptopetalum serratum
Ispot Southern Africa : Streptopetalum serratum
JSTOR Plant Science: Streptopetalum serratum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Streptopetalum serratum
Tropicos: Streptopetalum serratum
West African Plants database: Streptopetalum serratum


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: Streptopetalum serratum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140920, retrieved 30 September 2016

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