Pterodiscus ngamicus N.E.Br. ex Stapf

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Synonyms: Pterodiscus luridus sensu auctt.
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Status: Native
Perennial herb with a short swollen stem. Leaves variable, up to 10 × 4 cm, entire toothed or pinnatilobed. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, showy. Corolla with straight cylindrical tube, 2.5-3.5 cm long, yellow, sometimes flushed purple; lobes yellow, red or purplish. Fruit c. 3 × 2.8 cm, 4-winged, cordate at the base, beaked.
Derivation of specific name: ngamicus: of Lake Ngami in Botswana.
Habitat: Occurring in dry open woodland and scrub on sandy or calcareous soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 29 July 2009

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 214. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.


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African Plant Database: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pterodiscus ngamicus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pterodiscus ngamicus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pterodiscus ngamicus
Ispot Southern Africa : Pterodiscus ngamicus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Tropicos: Pterodiscus ngamicus
West African Plants database: Pterodiscus ngamicus

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: Pterodiscus ngamicus., retrieved 25 October 2016

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