Tricliceras glanduliferum (Klotzsch) R.Fern.

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Tricliceras glanduliferum

Rocky miombo woodland
Along Mulungushi River
Dec 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Tricliceras glanduliferum

Rocky miombo woodland
Along Mulungushi River
Dec 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Wormskioldia glandulifera Klotzsch
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Status: Native
Erect annual herb, up to 40 cm tall. Stems simple or branched, covered with both whitish hairs and longer yellowish hairs. Leaves 2.5 - 12 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, densely hairy on both surfaces, deeply serrate to shallowly lobed; margin of the primary teeth or lobes toothed again. Flowers yellow to orange, in 2-7-flowered racemes; peduncles 2-10 cm long, covered in long spreading hairs. Capsule 3-6 cm long, erect, beaked. See Streptopetalum serratum for comparison.
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Habitat: On sandy and rocky soils in grassland, open savanna woodland, roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
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Content last updated: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 56.

Fernandes, R. (1978). Turneraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 361 - 362.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 145. (Includes a picture).

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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 111. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

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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: Tricliceras glanduliferum., retrieved 27 February 2024

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