Tragia furialis Bojer

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Tragia furialis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rusitu Forest.

Tragia furialis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rusitu Forest.

Tragia furialis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rusitu Forest.

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Synonyms: Tragia angustifolia var. furialis (Bojer ex Prain) Müll. Arg.
Tragia scheffleri Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Climbing perennial herb with stinging hairs. Stems up to 3 m long Leaves ovate or oblong-lanceolate, up to 13 cm long, 5-7 veined from the cordate base, sparsely hairy above and on the midrib and veins below; margin sharply dentate. Petiole up to 7 cm long. Inflorescences terminal, leaf-opposed or axillary, up to 8.5 cm long. Flowers unisexual on the same plant. Fruit strongly 3-lobed, 5 × 9 mm, smooth, green with rough hairs on the ribs of the lobes.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In low-altitude evergreen and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Comoros and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber.
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Images last updated: Thursday 29 January 2009

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 56.

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 43.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 236 - 237.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tragia furialis
African Plant Database: Tragia furialis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tragia furialis
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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: Tragia furialis., retrieved 14 April 2024

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