Cleome angustifolia Forssk.
subsp. diandra (Burch.) Kers

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Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwali River bridge

Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwali River bridge.

Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwali River bridge.

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Synonyms: Cleome diandra Burch.
Dianthera burchelliana Klotzsch ex Sond.
Dianthera petersiana Klotzsch ex Sond.
Polanisia diandra (Burch.) Dur. & Schinz
Common names: Yellow mouse-whiskers (English)
Status: Native
Slender erect herb, up to 75 cm tall. Leaves palmately compound with 3-9 linear leaflets, 1-4 cm long, glabrous. Flowers in a lax terminal inflorescence, bright golden yellow with purple spots near the base of the petals. Fertile stamens 2, up to 4 cm long. Capsule 5-10 cm long, linear.
Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In mopane woodland and other dry woodland, sometimes as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 February 2009

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 83. as Cleome angustifolia (Includes a picture).

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 44.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24. As Cleome angustifolia

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 201 - 204. As Cleome diandra (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra:

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Flora of Botswana: Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra
Flora of Mozambique: Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra

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

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: Species information: Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra., retrieved 21 February 2024

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