7774.000 Sesamothamnus Welw.

Description of the genus

Spiny shrub or small tree with a trunk often swollen below. Leaves entire, oblong to obovate, either petiolate and alternate on long shoots or fasciculate in the axils of spines, densely covered in stellately-branched mucilage glands. Inflorescence a few flowered raceme. Corolla 5-lobed, with a long tube and (in ours) a short spur. Stamens 4. Fruit a flattened woody capsule. Seeds numerous, flattened with broad membranous wings.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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lugardii N.E. Br. ex StapfN,SEDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Sesamothamnus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sesamothamnus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sesamothamnus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sesamothamnus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sesamothamnus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sesamothamnus
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iNaturalist: Sesamothamnus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sesamothamnus
JSTOR Plant Science: Sesamothamnus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sesamothamnus
Plants of the World Online: Sesamothamnus
Tropicos: Sesamothamnus
Wikipedia: Sesamothamnus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Sesamothamnus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1314, retrieved 17 June 2024

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