Rorippa micrantha (Roth) Jonsell

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Rorippa micrantha

Foot of Chongwe Falls
Aug 2018
Photo: Mike Hackston

Rorippa micrantha

Foot of Chongwe Falls
Aug 2018
Photo: Mike Hackston

Rorippa micrantha

Foot of Chongwe Falls
Aug 2018
Photo: Mike Hackston

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Synonyms: Nasturtium brachypus Webb
Nasturtium indicum auct. non (L.) DC.
Nasturtium nilolicum Boiss.
Rorippa indica auct.
Rorippa madagascariensis auct.
Sisymbrium micranthum Roth
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Status: Native
Erect annual herb up to 50 cm tall. Leaves up to 8 cm long, obovate to oblong in outline, deeply divided almost to the mid rib, lobed, scalloped or toothed, hairless or very sparsely pubescent. Flowers in a terminal raceme, yellow. Fruit a cylindric siliqua c. 18 × 2 mm, hairless, tipped with the persistent style, dehiscent. Seeds in two rows.
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Derivation of specific name: micrantha: small-flowered (in comparison with related species).
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,S
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Content last updated: Saturday 15 September 2018

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 183 - 185. As Rorippa madagascariensis

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 31.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Rorippa micrantha., retrieved 24 February 2024

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