Clappertonia ficifolia (Willd.) Decne.

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Clappertonia ficifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Synonyms: Honckenya ficifolia Willd.
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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, up to c. 2 m tall. Branches covered in short, orange-brown stellate hairs. Leaves broadly oblong to ovate, up to 13 × 7 cm, more or less deeply 3-7-lobed, stellate hairy above and with simple hairs below; margins coarsely serrate. Petiole up to 4 cm long, mostly shorter, shortly orange-brown stellate hairy. Flowers in terminal, racemose heads, large and very showy, 8-10 cm in diameter, pinkish-mauve; sepals linear, pointed, as long as the broadly spathulate petals. Fruit an oblong-ovoid capsule, c. 5 × 2.5 cm, covered with numerous stiff ciliate bristles.
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Habitat: In marshy grassland
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Literature:

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 80 - 82. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Clappertonia ficifolia
African Plant Database: Clappertonia ficifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Clappertonia ficifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Clappertonia ficifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Clappertonia ficifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Clappertonia ficifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Clappertonia ficifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Clappertonia ficifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Clappertonia ficifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Clappertonia ficifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clappertonia ficifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Clappertonia ficifolia
Plants of the World Online: Clappertonia ficifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Clappertonia ficifolia
Tropicos: Clappertonia ficifolia
Wikipedia: Clappertonia ficifolia


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: Clappertonia ficifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170620, retrieved 19 September 2019

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