Sesamum calycinum Welw.
subsp. baumii (Stapf) Seidenst.

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Sesamum calycinum subsp. baumii

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Patrick's Island, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Sesamum baumii Stapf
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Status: Native
Annual or perennial herb. It is easily distinguished from subsp. pseudoangolense by the flowers, which are always white to pale pink. The leaves are densely covered in mucilage glands, grey-green. The capsule is glabrescent and pale coloured with a shorter beak, bending upwards.
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Derivation of specific name: calycinum: calyx-like
Habitat: In sandy alluvial soils along river banks.
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Worldwide distribution: Frequent by the Zambezi River in Botswana, Caprivi, Zambia and Zimbabwe; also by the Okavango River in Namibia and Angola
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
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Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 100 - 102.

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 66.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 83.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 221.

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Flora of Botswana: Sesamum calycinum subsp. baumii
Flora of Caprivi: Sesamum calycinum subsp. baumii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sesamum calycinum subsp. baumii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sesamum calycinum
African Plant Database: Sesamum calycinum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sesamum calycinum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sesamum calycinum
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Wikipedia: Sesamum calycinum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sesamum calycinum subsp. baumii., retrieved 10 May 2021

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