Basananthe heterophylla Schinz

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Basananthe heterophylla

Photo: Coleen Mannheimer
Farm NE of Witvlei

Basananthe heterophylla

Photo: Coleen Mannheimer
Farm NE of Witvlei

Basananthe heterophylla

Photo: Coleen Mannheimer
Karos camp, Etosha National Park

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Synonyms: Tryphostemma heterophyllum (Schinz) Engl.
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Status: Native
Erect annual or biennial herb. Stem up to 50 cm. high, simple or branching at the base, hairless; tendrils absent. Leaf-lamina up to 0.8(-1.4) cm., oblong-lanceolate to linear, obtuse or acute at the apex, margin usually deeply 3-5-lobed, sometimes unlobed, the lobes serrate-setaceous-dentate; petiole winged, with glandular teeth. Flowers solitary or 2 together, cream-coloured. Fruit a capsule up to 1.75 cm long.
Derivation of specific name: heterophylla: with leaves of different shapes
Habitat: On granite kopjes.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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De Wilde, W.J.J.O. (1973). Revision of Basananthe, formerly Tryphostemma (Passifloraceae) Blumea 21 Page 353.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 385.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 91.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Basananthe heterophylla., retrieved 21 July 2019

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