Sesamum triphyllum Welw. ex Asch.

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Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipinda Pools, Gonarhezou National Park.

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Synonyms: Sesamum gibbosum Bremek. & Oberm.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, 25-200 cm. Leaves opposite, mostly 3-foliolate, upper leaves often simple; leaflets long and narrow, terminal leaflet longest. Extra-floral nectaries normally single. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, mauve with a darker purple centre. Fruit a more or less oblong capsule, c. 40 × 6 mm, erect with an apical beak 6-8mm long, distinctly bent outwards.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: triphyllum: leaves with 3 leaflets or lobes
Habitat: In grassland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 184. (Includes a picture).

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Page 105. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 290. (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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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sesamum triphyllum
Ispot Southern Africa : Sesamum triphyllum
JSTOR Plant Science: Sesamum triphyllum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sesamum triphyllum
Tropicos: Sesamum triphyllum
West African Plants database: Sesamum triphyllum


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 triphyllum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152570, retrieved 27 July 2016

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