Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.

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Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West

Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West

Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

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Synonyms: Ceratotheca heudelotii Stapf
Ceratotheca melanosperma Hochst. ex Bernh.
Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl. var. melanoptera A. DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Slender erect annual herb, usually not more than 60 cm. Most parts glandular hairy. Leaves variously lanceolate-deltate to ovate-cordate; margins coarsely dentate. Flowers pendent, solitary in the leaf axils, pink, mauve or lilac, lip and throat cream with dark lines. Fruit a laterally flattened capsule with slender horns.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sesamoides: resembling a species of Sesamum
Habitat: In sandy soils in grassland and savanna woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Tanzania and the DRC and southwards to Botswana and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 179. (Includes a picture).

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 95 - 97.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 91. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 91.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Tropicos: Ceratotheca sesamoides
West African Plants database: Ceratotheca sesamoides


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: Ceratotheca sesamoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152580, retrieved 25 July 2016

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