Sebaea leiostyla Gilg

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Sebaea leiostyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

Sebaea leiostyla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Mt Rukotso, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Sebaea bequaertii De Wild.
Sebaea polyantha Gilg
Sebaea schimperiana auct. non Buching ex Schweinf.
Sebaea transvaalensis Schinz
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Slender erect annual or perennial herb, up to 60 cm. Stems simple or sparsely branched, 4-ridged. Leaves sessile, broadly ovate to near circular, 5-veined from the base. Flowers in dense many-flowered terminal inflorescences, bright yellow; stamens inserted at the sinuses of the corolla. Fruit an ellipsoid capsule.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland, mostly in damp soil overlying granite.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 2370 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern, south and tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 February 2006

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 98 - 99. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 176. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 50.

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 75.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 300 - 301. (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 53.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 24.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 146 - 147. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sebaea leiostyla
Flora of Malawi: Sebaea leiostyla
Flora of Mozambique: Sebaea leiostyla

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sebaea leiostyla
African Plant Database: Sebaea leiostyla
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sebaea leiostyla
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sebaea leiostyla
JSTOR Plant Science: Sebaea leiostyla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sebaea leiostyla
Plants of the World Online: Sebaea leiostyla
Tropicos: Sebaea leiostyla
Wikipedia: Sebaea leiostyla

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: Sebaea leiostyla., retrieved 28 February 2024

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