Cleome rubella Burch.

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Cleome rubella

Picture: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Cleome rubella

Picture: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Cleome rubella

Picture: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Cleome rubella

Picture: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Cleome rubella

Picture: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb up to 50 cm high. Stems densely glandular pubescent. Leaves palmate with 5-9, linear, 1-3 cm long, often channeled above; petiole up to 2 cm long much shorter in upper leaves. Inflorescences in lax terminal racemes. Flowers, rose-pink to violet, normally without a yellow spot in the petals; stamens 6-9, purplish. Capsule 2-3.5 cm long, glandular pubescent.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes: Similar to Cleome hirta but generally with all parts smaller, flowers without a yellow mark in the petals and only 6-9 stamens.
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Habitat: In dry areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Content last updated: Saturday 6 February 2016
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 42. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 261. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 38.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 44.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 200.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cleome rubella
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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: Cleome rubella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=193090, retrieved 20 November 2019

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