Pterodiscus ngamicus N.E.Br. ex Stapf

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Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Hot Springs Resort and Odzi R.

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Salt Springs road from Mandavu to Sinamatella

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Pterodiscus ngamicus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Pterodiscus luridus sensu auctt.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to c. 30 cm high; basal organ a short swollen stem, 2-3 cm in diameter, arising from a subterranean tuber. Leaves variable, up to 10 × 4 cm, entire, toothed or pinnatilobed. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, showy. Corolla with straight cylindric tube, 2.5-3.5 cm long, yellow, sometimes flushed purple; lobes yellow, red or purplish; throat yellow. Fruit c. 3 × 2.8 cm, 4-winged, cordate at the base, beaked.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ngamicus: of Lake Ngami in Botswana.
Habitat: Occurring in dry open woodland and scrub on sandy or calcareous soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 January 2017
Literature:

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 214. (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 66.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.


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Flora of Botswana: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Flora of Mozambique: Pterodiscus ngamicus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pterodiscus ngamicus
African Plant Database: Pterodiscus ngamicus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pterodiscus ngamicus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pterodiscus ngamicus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pterodiscus ngamicus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pterodiscus ngamicus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pterodiscus ngamicus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pterodiscus ngamicus
iNaturalist: Pterodiscus ngamicus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pterodiscus ngamicus
JSTOR Plant Science: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Plants of the World Online: Pterodiscus ngamicus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pterodiscus ngamicus
Tropicos: Pterodiscus ngamicus
Wikipedia: Pterodiscus ngamicus


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: Pterodiscus ngamicus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152470, retrieved 18 September 2019

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