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.

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 66.

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, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Basananthe heterophylla., retrieved 28 May 2024

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