Sebaea junodii Schinz

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Status: Native
Erect annual herb 3.5–20 cm tall. Stem slender, unbranched or 2–3 branched. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly-ovate, 1–5 mm long, the lower ones reduced and scale-like. Flowers whitish or lemon yellow to yellow, solitary or in few-flowered heads; pedicels 1–5 mm long. Calyx with a very short tube; lobes 5, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, winged on the keel, with hyaline margins. Corolla tube cylindric or funnel-shaped, 3–5 mm long; lobes 5, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 2–5.5 mm long. Stamens inserted in the corolla-sinuses. Capsule ellipsoid, 2–2.5 mm long.
Type location:
Natal, South Africa
Derivation of specific name: junodii: named after Henri-Alexandra Junod (1863-1934), Swiss evangelist and naturalist in South Africa.
Habitat: In soils with rich leaf mould.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe,?Botswana and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk
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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 53.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 12 - 13. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 67.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 76.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sebaea junodii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sebaea junodii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Sebaea junodii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sebaea junodii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sebaea junodii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sebaea junodii
Tropicos: Sebaea junodii

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sebaea junodii., retrieved 22 July 2019

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