Piriqueta capensis (Harv.) Urb.

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Piriqueta capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill near Tuli police camp.

Piriqueta capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill near Tuli police camp.

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Synonyms: Turnera capensis Harv.
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Status: Native
Shrubby perennial herb, up to c. 1 m high. Leaves elliptic to oblong-ovate, rarely obovate, 1-4.5 cm long, more or less densely covered in sub-appressed hairs on both surfaces, with 1-4 submarginal impressed glands on each side near the base; margin with a few widely separated shallow teeth; petiole 2-4 mm long or absent. Flowers yellow with sepals as long as the petals. Capsule ovoid, 4-7 mm long, hairy, brownish-green.
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: In dry stony woodland and scrub.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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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.

Fernandes, R. (1978). Turneraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 349 - 351. (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 81.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 182 - 183. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Piriqueta capensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140930, retrieved 22 March 2023

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