Sesamum angolense Welw.

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Sesamum angolense

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Sesamum angolense

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Sesamum angolense

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Sesamum angolense

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

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Synonyms: Sesamum macranthum Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual or perennial herb, 0.8–3 m high, with an unpleasant smell. Leaves subsessile or shortly petiolate; narrowly oblong, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 2–11 cm long, usually mucronate at the apex, discolorous, densely white woolly beneath; margin entire. Flowers reddish, pink, or pale mauve with darker markings; calyx lobes narrowly lanceolate or narrowly ovate, 5–10 mm long, pubescent; corolla, 3.5–7 cm long, 2–3 cm in diameter at the throat. Capsule narrowly oblong in lateral view, more or less, 4-angled, 18–28 mm long, rather densely pubescent, gradually narrowed into a flattened rather broad and short beak.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angolense: of Angola
Habitat: In open woodland, grassland, along roadsides and in abandoned cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Antigastra catalaunalis (Larval food plant)
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

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 94.

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Page 98. (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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 83.


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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sesamum angolense.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152530, retrieved 19 December 2018

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