Limeum sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch.
var. sulcatum

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Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 15, Gaborone.

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 15, Gaborone.

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 15, Gaborone.

Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Open area South of Extension 23, Gaborone.

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Synonyms: Acanthocarpaea sulcata Klotzsch
Dicarpaea linifolia K. Presl pro parte
Limeum echinatum H. Walt.
Limeum linifolium (K. Presl) Fenzl pro parte
Limeum sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch. var. gracile Friedr.
Limeum sulcatum (Klotzsch) Hutch. var. robustum Friedr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual herb, up to 70 cm. Leaves linear to lanceolate with a prominent midrib beneath. Flowers in many-flowered terminal and lateral compact umbels, greenish white. The small fruits bear small spines, c. 3 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: sulcatum: grooved
Habitat: In sandy soils in deciduous woodland, grassland and as a weed of cultivation.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SW,SE
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 14 September 2016

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 527.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 405. as Limeum sulcatum (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 15. In Aizoaceae

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 38. as Limeum sulcatum (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 87.

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Flora of Caprivi: Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum
Flora of Mozambique: Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum

External websites:

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

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: Species information: Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum., retrieved 25 May 2024

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