Talinum tenuissimum Dinter

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Talinum tenuissimum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Talinum tenuissimum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Talinum tenuissimum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Talinum tenuissimum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Talinum tenuissimum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Talinum tenuissimum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Talinum tenuissimum

Picture: Iris Van der Beeten
Botanic Garden Meise, Belgium

Talinum tenuissimum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Synonyms: Talinum crispatulum sensu Wild
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or sub-erect perennial herb, up to 40 cm tall. Leaves and stems somewhat fleshy. Leaves linear to narrowly linear-lanceolate, green to bluish-green; margin rolled under. Flowers axillary, mostly solitary, rarely in clusters of 2-3, yellow, opening in the afternoon and fading by nightfall. Fruit a subspherical capsule. Seeds c. 20, shiny black with a white hilum, 1.5-2 mm in diameter, fairly smooth with faint concentric rings (visible with a lens).
Type location:
Namibia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tenuissimum: very narrow, referring to the linear leaves,
Habitat: In hot and dry, open deciduous woodland
Altitude range: Up to 1360 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Page 33.

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 68.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 94.

Wild, H. (1961). Portulacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 370 - 372. as Talinum crispatulum (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Talinum tenuissimum
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Talinum tenuissimum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123140, retrieved 18 January 2020

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