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, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list 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
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Triumfetta welwitschii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triumfetta welwitschii
Ispot Southern Africa: Triumfetta welwitschii
JSTOR Plant Science: Triumfetta welwitschii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triumfetta welwitschii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triumfetta welwitschii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Triumfetta welwitschii
Tropicos: Triumfetta welwitschii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Triumfetta welwitschii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138780, retrieved 26 September 2018

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