Coronopus integrifolius (DC.) Spreng.

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Coronopus integrifolius

Photo: Tony Benn
Small park in Broadhurst, Extention 21, Gaborone.

Coronopus integrifolius

Photo: Tony Benn
Small park in Broadhurst, Extention 21, Gaborone.

Coronopus integrifolius

Photo: Tony Benn
Small park in Broadhurst, Extention 21, Gaborone.

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Synonyms: Senebiera integrifolia DC.
Common names:
Status: Probably native
Perennial herb with much-branched, prostrate or ascending, pilose stems up to 20 cm long. Basal leaves entire, greyish, linear-lanceolate, petiolate; cauline leaves sessile. Flowers very small, racemes, elongating up to c. 5 cm, appearing extra-axillary or leaf-opposed but really terminal. Petals usually a little longer than the sepals. Stamens 4-6. Fruit c. 2.5 mm wide, dividing vertically into 2 1-seeded nutlets. Seeds flattened-ellipsoid.
Derivation of specific name: integrifolius: with entire leaves
Habitat: Edges of pans and swamps, usually at lower altitudes.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the warm parts of the Old World.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 April 2007

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 191 - 193. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coronopus integrifolius
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coronopus integrifolius
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JSTOR Plant Science: Coronopus integrifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coronopus integrifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coronopus integrifolius
The Plant List (version 1.1): Coronopus integrifolius
Tropicos: Coronopus integrifolius

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: Coronopus integrifolius., retrieved 22 May 2019

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