Tricliceras lobatum (Urb.) R. Fern.

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Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

Tricliceras lobatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Escarpment descent Makuti-Chirindu rd, c. 800m before turnoff to Mana Pools

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Synonyms: Wormskioldia lobata Urb.
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Erect annual herb. Stems up to 1 m long, simple or branched, sparsely set with short yellowish-brown, swollen-based bristles. Leaves heteromorphic. Lower leaves up to 5 cm long, elliptic, un lobed and shortly petiolate; other leaves sessile, lanceolate, up to 15 cm long, with 1-4 blunt, shallow lobes in the lower half of the lamina lobed in the lower half; lobes often with a sissile gland at the top. Flowers 1-4 per raceme on slender peduncles up to 9 cm long, lengthening up to 20 cm in fruit. Petals 15-20 mm long, pale yellow to orange, rarely white. Capsule 4-7 cm long, narrowly linear, beaked, hairless, held at right angles or deflexed to the peduncle.
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Derivation of specific name: lobatum: lobed
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. (1978). Turneraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 363 - 364.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 318. (Includes a picture).

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 81.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 59. as Wormskioldia lobata

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 227.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tricliceras lobatum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tricliceras lobatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tricliceras lobatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tricliceras lobatum
Tropicos: Tricliceras lobatum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Tricliceras lobatum.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140880, retrieved 23 October 2017

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