Triaspis dumeticola Launert

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Triaspis dumeticola

Photo: Rob Burrett
Lower slopes of Imadzi Hill, Matobo.

Triaspis dumeticola

Photo: Rob Burrett
Lower slopes of Imadzi Hill, Matobo.

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Climber. Leaves: petiole 2-2.5 cm long; lamina 4.5-10 cm long, ovate; apex acute Stipules 0. Inflorescence a loose panicle. Flowers zygomorphic. Petals white with a pink tinge; lower petal c. 8.8 mm long, boat-shaped, fimbriate all along the margin; other petals slightly shorter, fimbriate in the lower half. Anthers and filaments glabrous. Ovary hairy.
Derivation of specific name: dumeticola: from the Latin, dumetum a thicket and -cola inhabiting, referring to the species' habitat.
Habitat: On edges and openings in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Matobo Hills area of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Sunday 11 February 2024

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 250.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 180.

Launert, E. (1963). Malpighiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 117 - 118.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 143.

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 60.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triaspis dumeticola
African Plant Database: Triaspis dumeticola
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triaspis dumeticola
Plants of the World Online: Triaspis dumeticola
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Wikipedia: Triaspis dumeticola

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: Triaspis dumeticola., retrieved 19 April 2024

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