Cleome macrophylla (Klotzsch) Briq.
var. macrophylla

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Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo Cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo Cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Tembwahata pans, Gonarezhou National Park.

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Synonyms: Chilocalyx macrophyllus Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect branching annual herb. Leaves 3-foliolate on a long petiole; leaflets linear to lanceolate. Flowers in a terminal inflorescence, mauve with purple markings on the petals, with or without a bright yellow spot on the central petals. Stamens 6-12, all fertile. Fruit a long slender capsule, up to 9 cm.
Type location:
Syntypes from Mozambique, Sena & Tete
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrophylla : big-leaved
Habitat: In shallow soil over rock.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 9.

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 41.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 44.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 203 - 205. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla
Flora of Malawi: Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla
Flora of Mozambique: Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124350, retrieved 23 June 2018

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