Coldenia procumbens L.

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Coldenia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Urema floodplain, road no4 between 2 and 3, Gorongosa National Park.

Coldenia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Urema floodplain, road no4 between 2 and 3, Gorongosa National Park.

Coldenia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Urema floodplain, road no4 between 2 and 3, Gorongosa National Park.

Coldenia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Urema floodplain, road no4 between 2 and 3, Gorongosa National Park.

Coldenia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
On floodplain between Tinley transects 1 and 2, Gorongosa National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Procumbent annual herb with much-branched radiating stems up to c. 40 cm long Leaves alternate, numerous, oblong, obovate to almost round, usually up to 2.5 cm long, plicate with dense appressed hairs diverging from the veins above, with dense long glandular hairs below; margin deeply crenate to almost lobed. Flowers solitary, small, white, mostly hidden among the leaves. Fruit depressed ovoid, 4-5 mm in diameter, 4-lobed, beaked with irregular protuberances, brownish, dividing into 2 pairs of nutlets.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: procumbens: with stems lying along the ground; procumbent
Habitat: In floodplains and seasonally flooded river banks, mostly on sandy or muddy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 750 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia and tropical Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Images last updated: Sunday 27 July 2008
Literature:

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 79 - 81. (Includes a picture).


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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: Coldenia procumbens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148310, retrieved 25 September 2017

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