Pterodiscus ngamicus N.E.Br. ex Stapf

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Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Salt Springs road from Mandavu to Sinamatella

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Pterodiscus luridus sensu auctt.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to c. 30 cm high; basal organ a short swollen stem, 2-3 cm in diameter, arising from a subterranean tuber. Leaves variable, up to 10 × 4 cm, entire, toothed or pinnatilobed. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, showy. Corolla with straight cylindric tube, 2.5-3.5 cm long, yellow, sometimes flushed purple; lobes yellow, red or purplish; throat yellow. Fruit c. 3 × 2.8 cm, 4-winged, cordate at the base, beaked.
Notes:
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 11 January 2017
Literature:

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 Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pterodiscus ngamicus
African Plant Database: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pterodiscus ngamicus
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pterodiscus ngamicus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pterodiscus ngamicus
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Ispot Southern Africa: Pterodiscus ngamicus
JSTOR Plant Science: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pterodiscus ngamicus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pterodiscus ngamicus
Tropicos: Pterodiscus ngamicus


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: Pterodiscus ngamicus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152470, retrieved 29 March 2017

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