Sebaea leiostyla Gilg

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Sebaea leiostyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Sebaea leiostyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Sebaea bequaertii De Wild.
Sebaea polyantha Gilg
Sebaea transvaalensis Schinz
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Slender erect annual or perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Stems simple or sparsely branched, 4-ridged. Leaves sessile, broadly ovate to near circular, 5-veined from the base. Flowers in dense many-flowered terminal inflorescences, bright yellow; stamens inserted at the sinuses of the corolla. Fruit an ellipsoid capsule.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland, mostly in damp soil overlying granite.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 2370 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern, south and tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 February 2006

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 98 - 99. (Includes a picture).


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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: Sebaea leiostyla., retrieved 26 May 2016

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