Sesamum triphyllum Welw. ex Asch.

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Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Sesamum triphyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park.

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Synonyms: Sesamum gibbosum Bremek. & Oberm.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, 25-200 cm. Leaves opposite, mostly 3-foliolate, upper leaves often simple; leaflets long and narrow, terminal leaflet longest. Extra-floral nectaries normally single. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, mauve with a darker purple centre. Fruit a more or less oblong capsule, c. 40 × 6 mm, erect with an apical beak 6-8mm long, distinctly bent outwards.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: triphyllum: leaves with 3 leaflets or lobes
Habitat: In grassland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 184. (Includes a picture).

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Page 105. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 290. (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: Sesamum triphyllum
Flora of Caprivi: Sesamum triphyllum
Flora of Mozambique: Sesamum triphyllum
Flora of Zambia: Sesamum triphyllum

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


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: Sesamum triphyllum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152570, retrieved 23 October 2019

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