Triumfetta digitata (Oliv.) Sprague & Hutch.

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Triumfetta digitata

Sandy open woodland
Lubuli area, degraded woodland along pathway to Chilongo Falls
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Triumfetta digitata

Sandy open woodland
Lubuli area, degraded woodland along pathway to Chilongo Falls
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Ceratosepalum digitatum Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Low shrub up to 60 cm tall or branches trailing and prostrate; branches densely ferruginously stellate-hairy when young; petiole up to 2.5 cm long, ferruginously hairy; leaf lamina 1.5-5 x 0.7 -1.4 cm, deeply 5-7 partite or digitate, leaflets oblanceolate with appressed stellate short and long hairs, margins serrate, apex acute to subacute, base cuneate; inflorescences in dense cymes opposite the bracts, bracts similar to the leaves but smaller; peduncles up to 2.5 cm; pedicels up to 5 mm long, bearing linear hairy bracteoles up to 8 mm; sepals 12-14 mm long, linear, narrowing to the apex, stellate hairy outside, with a horn 4-5 mm long inserted 0.75-1 mm below apex; petals yellow, 9-10 mm long, obovate and narrowed into a linear basal claw which is densely villous just above the base; stamens 35-40, c. 8 mm long; ovary depressed –globose, villous, 5-6 locular; fruit up to 3.5 cm in diameter including aculei, globose.
Type location:
Zambia - Abercorn (Mbala) Distr., Kawimbe (Fwambo), fl. ii.1893, Carson 1 (K)
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Nw
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 13 March 2020

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 67.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triumfetta digitata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Triumfetta digitata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Triumfetta digitata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Triumfetta digitata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Triumfetta digitata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Triumfetta digitata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Triumfetta digitata
iNaturalist: Triumfetta digitata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triumfetta digitata
JSTOR Plant Science: Triumfetta digitata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triumfetta digitata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triumfetta digitata
Plants of the World Online: Triumfetta digitata
Tropicos: Triumfetta digitata
Wikipedia: Triumfetta digitata

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Triumfetta digitata., retrieved 27 March 2023

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