Cleome houtteana Schltdl.

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Cleome houtteana

Photo: Ian Riddell
Lake Chivero Recreational Park, Zimbabwe.

Cleome houtteana

Photo: Ian Riddell
Lake Chivero Recreational Park, Zimbabwe.

Cleome houtteana

Photo: Ian Riddell
Lake Chivero Recreational Park, Zimbabwe.

Cleome houtteana

Photo: Ian Riddell
Lake Chivero Recreational Park, Zimbabwe.

Cleome houtteana

Photo: Ian Riddell
Lake Chivero Recreational Park, Zimbabwe.

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Synonyms: Cleome hassleriana Chodat
Common names: Spider flower (English)
Description: Erect glandular-hairy perennial, 1-2 m tall. Leaves: petiole as long as the leaflets, often with a spine at the base; lamina 5-7, narrowly elliptic; apex acuminate. Flowers in racemes. Petals 2.5-4 cm long, pink or violet, sometimes white, distinctly stalked. Fruit 5-15 × 0.3 cm, cylindric, glabrous.
Notes: This species has been included in the cultivated section, although there are as yet no specific records.
Derivation of specific name: houtteanum: probably after Louis Benoit van Houtte (1810-1876), Belgian horticulturalist.
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution: South America (Brazil to Argentina)
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cleome houtteana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=245100, retrieved 21 February 2024

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