Corrigiola litoralis L.

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Corrigiola litoralis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr boat club building, edge of Osborne Dam

Corrigiola litoralis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr boat club building, edge of Osborne Dam

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Synonyms: Corrigiola capensis Willd.
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual or sometimes perennial herb. Stems up to 30 cm, mostly prostrate with a long tap root. Leaves alternate, narrowly oblanceolate to elliptic, glaucous with a prominent midrib; margins subentire to irregularly crenate. Flowers in terminal or axillary clusters on the leafy branches, greenish-white. Fruit ovoid, enclosed in the persistent perianth.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: litoralis: of the shore
Habitat: On alluvial sandy soils in dry riverbed, flood plains and around dams.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Also in the Americas.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10. As Corrigiola litoralis litoralis litoralis

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 88.

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 32.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 38. Under Caryophyllaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 45.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Illecebraceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 360 - 362. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Corrigiola litoralis
African Plant Database: Corrigiola litoralis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Corrigiola litoralis
Plants of the World Online: Corrigiola litoralis
Tropicos: Corrigiola litoralis
Wikipedia: Corrigiola litoralis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Corrigiola litoralis., retrieved 28 September 2023

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