Talinum tenuissimum Dinter

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Talinum tenuissimum

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

Talinum tenuissimum

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

Talinum tenuissimum

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

Talinum tenuissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Talinum tenuissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Talinum tenuissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Talinum tenuissimum

Photo: Iris Van der Beeten
Botanic Garden Meise, Belgium

Talinum tenuissimum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Synonyms: Talinum crispatulum sensu Wild
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect or sub-erect perennial herb, up to 40 cm tall. Leaves and stems somewhat fleshy. Leaves linear to narrowly linear-lanceolate, green to bluish-green; margin rolled under. Flowers axillary, mostly solitary, rarely in clusters of 2-3, yellow, opening in the afternoon and fading by nightfall. Fruit a subspherical capsule. Seeds c. 20, shiny black with a white hilum, 1.5-2 mm in diameter, fairly smooth with faint concentric rings (visible with a lens).
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tenuissimum: very narrow, referring to the linear leaves,
Habitat: In hot and dry, open deciduous woodland
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1360 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 25 March 2015
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

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 68.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 94.

Wild, H. (1961). Portulacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 370 - 372. as Talinum crispatulum (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Botswana: Talinum tenuissimum
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Flora of Malawi: Talinum tenuissimum
Flora of Mozambique: Talinum tenuissimum
Flora of Zambia: Talinum tenuissimum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Talinum tenuissimum
African Plant Database: Talinum tenuissimum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Talinum tenuissimum
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Talinum tenuissimum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Talinum tenuissimum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Talinum tenuissimum
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Ispot Southern Africa: Talinum tenuissimum
JSTOR Plant Science: Talinum tenuissimum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Talinum tenuissimum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Talinum tenuissimum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Talinum tenuissimum
Tropicos: Talinum tenuissimum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Talinum tenuissimum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123140, retrieved 26 April 2019

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