Sebaea grandis (E. Mey.) Steud.

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Sebaea grandis

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Airedale rd to Bonda, Nyanga

Sebaea grandis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyakupinga bridge

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Synonyms: Belmontia grandis E. Mey.
Exochaenium grande (E. Mey.) Griseb.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Erect annual or rarely perennial herb, up to 40cm. Leaves lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, opposite along a 4-ridged stem. Flowers large for the genus, up to 4.5 cm in diameter, terminal, mostly solitary, white to pale yellow with an orange to orange-brown tinge. Fruit a small subspherical capsule.
Derivation of specific name: grandis: of great size
Habitat: In grassland and among rocks, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 February 2006

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 111. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 272. (Includes a picture).

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 19 - 21. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 76.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 106.


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sebaea grandis
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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: Sebaea grandis., retrieved 24 October 2017

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