Triumfetta welwitschii Mast.[Agg]

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Triumfetta welwitschii

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Cleveland Dam

Triumfetta welwitschii

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Triumfetta welwitschii

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Cleveland Dam

Triumfetta welwitschii

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Main Harare-Mutare road near Rusape.

Triumfetta welwitschii

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Main Harare-Mutare road near Rusape.

Triumfetta welwitschii

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Main Harare-Mutare road near Rusape.

Triumfetta welwitschii

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Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Triumfetta descampsii De Wild. & Dur.
Triumfetta laxiflora Engl.
Triumfetta mastersii Baker f.
Triumfetta mastersii Baker f. var. descampsii (De Wild. & Dur.) Sprague & Hutch.
Triumfetta rehmannii Szyszyl.
Triumfetta welwitschii Mast. var. rehmannii (Szyszyl.) Sprague & Hutch.
Triumfetta welwitschii Mast. var. descampsii (De Wild. & Dur.) Brenan
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing annual stems from a woody rootstock, usually flowering before the leaves develop. Inflorescences terminal, covered in a golden velvety indumentum, flowers yellow. The fruits are covered in long, erect reddish bristles.
Notes: Triumfetta welwitschii has taxonomically been split into many varieties. Two varieties are still recognized for Zimbabwe: var. welwitschii and var. hirsuta (Sprague & Hutch.) Wild. The varieties mainly differ in variable density, persistence and type of indumentum on the leaves. We treat both varieties here together.
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
Habitat: A conspicuous species of burnt roadsides, grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 18 July 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 279. as var. welwitschii

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 115. as var. welwitschii and var. descompsii (misspelled)

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 81. as var. welwitschii and var. hirsuta

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 76. as var. welwitschii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 181.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 68 - 69. as var. welwitschii, var. descampsii and var. hirsuta.


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Flora of Malawi: Triumfetta welwitschii
Flora of Mozambique: Triumfetta welwitschii
Flora of Zambia: Triumfetta welwitschii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triumfetta welwitschii
African Plant Database: Triumfetta welwitschii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Triumfetta welwitschii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Triumfetta welwitschii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Triumfetta welwitschii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Triumfetta welwitschii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Triumfetta welwitschii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Triumfetta welwitschii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triumfetta welwitschii
JSTOR Plant Science: Triumfetta welwitschii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triumfetta welwitschii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triumfetta welwitschii
Plants of the World Online: Triumfetta welwitschii
Tropicos: Triumfetta welwitschii
Wikipedia: Triumfetta welwitschii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Triumfetta welwitschii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138780, retrieved 31 October 2020

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