Sebaea pentandra E. Mey.
var. burchellii (Gilg) Marais

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Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

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Synonyms: Sebaea barbeyana Schinz
Sebaea burchellii Gilg
Sebaea conrathii Schinz
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb up to 25 cm high. Stems slender, 4-ridged, hairless, branching from the base. Leaves mainly crowded at the base, forming more or less a rosette, ovate-oblong to elliptic, narrowing into a petiole-like base; also 3-5 pairs of sessile leaves along the stems. Flowers in a terminal branched head, pale yellow to bright yellow. Calyx segments 5, ovate-lanceolate, 3-5 mm long, not winged.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pentandra: with five stamens.
burchellii: after William John Burchell (1781-1863), botanical collector, painter, writer, gardener, entomologist, early explorer and naturalist in South Africa.
Habitat: In moist places besides rivers and in damp sandy soils between rocks in riverbeds.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia 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: Friday 26 August 2016
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 23.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 76.


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Flora of Botswana: Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii
Flora of Zambia: Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sebaea pentandra
African Plant Database: Sebaea pentandra
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sebaea pentandra
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sebaea pentandra
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sebaea pentandra
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sebaea pentandra
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sebaea pentandra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sebaea pentandra
Ispot Southern Africa: Sebaea pentandra
JSTOR Plant Science: Sebaea pentandra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sebaea pentandra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sebaea pentandra
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sebaea pentandra
Tropicos: Sebaea pentandra


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: Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144670, retrieved 26 April 2019

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