Centella obtriangularis Cannon

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Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsungudzi river crossing, Chimanimani mts.

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsungudzi river crossing, Chimanimani mts.

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsungudzi river crossing, Chimanimani mts.

Centella obtriangularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsungudzi river crossing, Chimanimani mts.

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Status: Native
Description:
Hairless creeping herb, rooting at the nodes. Leaves in groups of 3-10 on short lateral shoots, shallowly obtriangular to transversely elliptic, up to 11 × 20 mm, apex with 3-7 triangular teeth; petiole 1-3.5 cm long. Flowers in small umbels, white; umbel rays very fine, up to 7 mm long. Fruit c. 2.5 × 2 mm, about twice as long as the bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: obtriangularis: "upside-down" triangular, with the point at the base
Habitat: On wet grassy slopes or earthbanks, restricted to quartzite grassland in the Chimanimani Mountains
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mountains in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 November 2014
Literature:

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 562 - 563.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 171.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 60. as Centella sp.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 132.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 18.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Pages 145 - 146.


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West African Plants database: Centella obtriangularis


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: Centella obtriangularis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143000, retrieved 30 August 2016

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