Holubia saccata Oliv.

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Holubia saccata

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Birchenough Bridge

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Status: Native
Erect annual or biennial, 30-75 cm. Stem square with spreading branches. Leaves opposite, fleshy, ovate to almost circular, hairless above, sometimes glandular below; margins more or less shallowly lobed. Flowers yellow-green, yellow, cream or white, with an unpleasant smell. Corolla tube with a saccate spur. Fruit 5-6 cm long, 4-winged.
Derivation of specific name: saccata: sack-like, referring to the spurred corolla tube
Habitat: In disturbed sandy soils along riverbanks and roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 February 2007

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 89 - 91. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 213. (Includes a picture).

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: Holubia saccata

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

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: Holubia saccata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152500, retrieved 26 June 2019

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