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Description: Erect annual or biennial, 30-75 cm. Stem square with spreading branches. Leaves opposite, fleshy, ovate to almost circular, hairless above, sometimes glandular below; margins more or less shallowly lobed. Flowers yellow-green, yellow, cream or white, with an unpleasant smell. Corolla tube with a saccate spur. Fruit 5-6 cm long, 4-winged.
Derivation of specific name:
saccata: sack-like, referring to the spurred corolla tube
Habitat: In disturbed sandy soils along riverbanks and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: As for the genus
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 February 2007
Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 213. (Includes a picture).
Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92. Comments
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Other sources of information about Holubia saccata: Our websites: Flora of Botswana
Holubia saccata External websites: African Plant Database
Holubia saccata Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Holubia saccata EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Holubia saccata ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Holubia saccata Flora Zambesiaca
Holubia saccata Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Holubia saccata IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Holubia saccata Ispot Southern Africa
Holubia saccata JSTOR Plant Science
Holubia saccata Kew Herbarium catalogue
Holubia saccata Tropicos
Holubia saccata West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Holubia saccata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152500, retrieved 30 May 2016
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