Corrigiola litoralis L.

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Corrigiola litoralis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr boat club building, edge of Osborne Dam

Corrigiola litoralis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr boat club building, edge of Osborne Dam

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Annual or sometimes perennial herb. Stems up to 30 cm, mostly prostrate with a long tap root. Leaves alternate, narrowly oblanceolate to elliptic, glaucous with a prominent midrib; margins subentire to irregularly crenate. Flowers in terminal or axillary clusters on the leafy branches, greenish-white. Fruit ovoid, enclosed in the persistent perianth.
Derivation of specific name: litoralis: of the seashore
Habitat: On alluvial sandy soils in dry riverbed, flood plains and around dams.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 24 January 2006

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10. As Corrigiola litoralis litoralis litoralis

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 32.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 45.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Illecebraceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 360 - 362. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Corrigiola litoralis., retrieved 19 February 2018

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