3082.000 Cleome L.

Description of the genus

Herbs (in ours), sometimes shrubby below, often glandular. Leaves digitately 3-9-foliolate or rarely simple (monophylla). Flowers zygomorphic, in terminal racemes. Sepals 4, often glandular. Petals 4. Stamens 2-many, all fertile or some sterile. Androgynophore 0 or very short (except in C. gynandra where it is longer than the corolla). Gynophore 0 or short. Fruit a 2-valved, dehiscent capsule, often borne on an elongated gynophore.

Worldwide: 150 species from tropical and warm areas

Botswana: 12 taxa.

Cleome hirta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustifolia Forssk. subsp. diandra (Burch.) KersN,SW,SEDescription, Image
angustifolia Forssk. subsp. petersiana (Klotzsch) Kers
elegantissima Briq.
gynandra L.N,SEDescription, Image
hirta (Klotzsch) Oliv.N,SEDescription, Image
iberidella Welw. ex Oliv.N
kalachariensis (Schinz) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.SW
macrophylla (Klotzsch) Briq. var. macrophylla Description, Image
maculata (Sond.) Szyszyl.SE
monophylla L.N,SEDescription, Image
oxyphylla Burch. var. oxyphylla Description, Image
rubella Burch. N,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cleome:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Cleome
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cleome
Flora of Malawi: Cleome
Flora of Mozambique: Cleome
Flora of Zambia: Cleome
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cleome
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cleome

External websites:

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

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: Cleome.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=627, retrieved 25 June 2024

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