Triumfetta amuletum Sprague

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Triumfetta amuletum

Dambo grassland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Feb 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Triumfetta amuletum

Dambo grassland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Feb 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Triumfetta amuletum

Flower and fruit
Dambo grassland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Feb 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Triumfetta amuletum

Dambo grassland
Lilayi Lodge, Lusaka
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with prostrate to ascending stems, up to 1.2 m long. Leaves broadly ovate to almost circular, up to 10 cm long, 5-veined from the base, densely stellate-pubescent above, tomentose beneath; base rounded or broadly cuneate; margin crenate; petiole up to 5 cm long, with 3-5 pairs of disc-like glands just below the lamina. Inflorescences leaf-opposed in 1-2 clusters together on stout peduncles. Flowers crowded together. Sepals linear, 10-12 mm long, with crowded scales outside and a blackish 2-toothed horn just below the apex. Petals yellow. Fruit c. 2 cm in diameter, globose, covered with hard conical hairless tubercles, sometimes bearing spines.
Type location:
Syntypes from Malawi and Mozambique
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Grassland at vlei edges or in open woodlands on heavy soils subject to waterlogging.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 279.

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 114.

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 81.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 75.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 65 - 66. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Triumfetta amuletum., retrieved 3 December 2022

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