901.010 Triceratella Brenan

Barker, N.P., Faden, R.B., Brink, E. & Dold, A.P. (2001) Rediscovery of Triceratella drummondii and comments on its relationships and position within the family Bothalia 31(1) 37-39

Brenan, J.P.M. (1961) Triceratella: a new genus of Commelinaceae from Southern Rhodesia Kirkia 1 14-19

Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Annual glandular-pubescent herb, resembling a small species of Juncus. Leaves spirally arranged, linear. Inflorescences of leaf-opposed cincinni. Flowers yellow, bidexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3, free, longer than the petals. Petals 3, free. Stamens 6, fertile; filaments bearded. Ovary 3-locular. Fruit a 3-locular capsule, the valves reflexing after dehiscence and resembling small horns. Seeds many.

Worldwide: 1 species occurring in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Triceratella drummondii

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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: Genus page: Triceratella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=318, retrieved 16 June 2024

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