Triumfetta glechomoides Welw. ex Mast.

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Status: Native
Prostrate perennial with a woody rootstock; stems up to 1 m long, stellate-hairy. Leaves more or less broadly ovate to almost circular, 3·5–7 cm long, cordate and 7–9-nerved at the base, sparingly hairy with simple appressed-setulose hairs above, scaberulous beneath with mostly stellate hairs; margin crenate-serrate; petiole up to 1·5 cm. long, stellate-hairy; stipules linear-lanceolate, up to 0·8 cm long, setulose. Inflorescences clustered at the nodes of the creeping stems or on erect flowering branches with reduced leaves up to 1·5 cm long; peduncles up to 5 mm long, sparsely pubescent; pedicels similar, 2–3 together, c. 5 mm long; bracts lanceolate, up to 2·5 mm long, setulose at least on the margins, together forming a small involucre. Sepals linear, c. 9 mm long, ciliate at the base, hairless in the middle, setulose with simple or bifurcate hairs in the upper half and usually with a single apical bristle. Petals yellow, obovate-oblong, almost as long as the sepals, ciliate at the base. Stamens 10, as long as the petals. Fruit 10 mm. in diameter including the aculei, pink, hairless; aculei short, 1·5 mm long usually with a single terminal seta or sometimes 2–3 setae.
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Notes: Easily distinguished by its prostrate habit.
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Habitat: Woodland and grassland, usually on sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 March 2019

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 73.

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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: Triumfetta glechomoides., retrieved 17 September 2019

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