Triumfetta pilosa Roth[Agg]

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Triumfetta pilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Triumfetta pilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Triumfetta pilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Triumfetta pilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Triumfetta pilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub up to c. 1·3 m tall; stems often quadrangular, sparingly stellate-pubescent or densely hairy, often with tubercle-based hairs. Leaves ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, acutely pointed at the apex, rounded to cordate at the base, puberulous or pubescent or densely tomentose especially beneath; margin coarsely serrate; petiole up to c. 5 cm long; stipules subulate, up to 8 mm long. Inflorescences leafy, of small clusters crowded at the nodes; peduncles and pedicels very short, mostly less than 5 mm long; bracts linear or lanceolate-linear, 2–4 mm long, setulose-pubescent. Sepals linear, 7–10 mm long, pubescent or with long hairs. Petals yellow, linear to oblanceolate-linear, slightly shorter than the sepals, ciliate at the base. Stamens 8–10. Fruit 1·5–2·7 cm in diameter including the aculei; aculei 0·5–1 cm. long, hairless or long hairy, sharply curved down at the apex.
Notes: No less than 4 varieties have been described for the region mainly differing in density of hairs, shape of leaves or presence of hairs on the fruit. We have combined records of all varieties here.
Derivation of specific name: pilosa: pilose or with long soft hairs.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Also in India.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 3 January 2019
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 90 - 91. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 282 - 283. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 416 - 417. (Includes a picture).


Other sources of information about Triumfetta pilosa:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Triumfetta pilosa
Flora of Mozambique: Triumfetta pilosa
Flora of Zambia: Triumfetta pilosa

External websites:

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


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: Triumfetta pilosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=231130, retrieved 19 April 2019

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