Sesamum calycinum Welw.
subsp. pseudoangolense Seidenst.

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Sesamum calycinum subsp. pseudoangolense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Twentydales Extn, Epworth, Harare

Sesamum calycinum subsp. pseudoangolense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Twentydales Extn, Epworth, Harare

Sesamum calycinum subsp. pseudoangolense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb. Stems usually erect, sometimes somewhat scrambling. Leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, normally glabrous, except for some mucilage glands; rarely pilose; margin entire. Flowers 2-5 cm, deep purple. Fruit a pubescent capsule, 1.5 - 2 cm, brown with a straight beak. See subsp. baumii for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: calycinum: calyx-like;
pseudoangolense: somewhat resembling Sesamum angolense
Habitat: In sandy soils along roadsides, in grassland and near the margins of vleis.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 February 2007
Literature:

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Page 100. (Includes a picture).


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Sesamum calycinum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sesamum calycinum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sesamum calycinum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sesamum calycinum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sesamum calycinum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sesamum calycinum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sesamum calycinum
Ispot Southern Africa : Sesamum calycinum
JSTOR Plant Science: Sesamum calycinum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sesamum calycinum
Tropicos: Sesamum calycinum
West African Plants database: Sesamum calycinum


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: Sesamum calycinum subsp. pseudoangolense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152550, retrieved 26 July 2016

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