4975.000 Triumfetta L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, shrublets or shrubs. Stipules lateral. Leaves alternate, simple (in ours), petiolate. Sepals 5, usually linear and with a short horn just behind the apex, stellately hairy. Petals 5, yellow or orange. Stamens 4-40. Ovary 2-5-locular. Fruit a capsule, usually spherical (rarely ovoid), echinate or setose. Note: mature fruits are essential in naming these species. The measurements of fruit diameters include the aculei.

Worldwide: 70 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 14 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Hyalites eponina (Dancing acraea or Small orange acraea) Food plant
Triumfetta welwitschii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amuletum SpragueN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
angolensis Sprague & Hutch.N,W,C,EDescription
annua L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
dekindtiana Engl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pentandra A. Rich.N,W,SDescription, Image
pilosa Roth var. effusa (E. Mey. ex Harv.) WildC,EDescription
pilosa Roth var. glabrescens Sprague & Hutch.EDescription, Image
pilosa Roth var. pilosa EDescription, Image
pilosa Roth var. tomentosa Szyszyl. ex Sprague & Hutch.W,C,E,SDescription
pilosa Roth[Agg]W,C,E,SDescription, Image
rhomboidea Jacq.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
tomentosa BojerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
trichocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,W
welwitschii Mast.[Agg]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Triumfetta:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Triumfetta
Flora of Caprivi: Triumfetta
Flora of Malawi: Triumfetta
Flora of Mozambique: Triumfetta
Flora of Zambia: Triumfetta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triumfetta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Triumfetta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Triumfetta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Triumfetta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Triumfetta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triumfetta
JSTOR Plant Science: Triumfetta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triumfetta
Plants of the World Online: Triumfetta
Tropicos: Triumfetta
Wikipedia: Triumfetta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Triumfetta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=934, retrieved 5 December 2023

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