Coronopus integrifolius (DC.) Spreng.

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Coronopus integrifolius

Photo: Tony Benn
Small park in Broadhurst, Extention 21, Gaborone.

Coronopus integrifolius

Photo: Tony Benn
Small park in Broadhurst, Extention 21, Gaborone.

Coronopus integrifolius

Photo: Tony Benn
Small park in Broadhurst, Extention 21, Gaborone.

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Synonyms: Senebiera integrifolia DC.
Common names:
Status: Probably native
Perennial herb with much-branched, prostrate or ascending, pilose stems up to 20 cm long. Basal leaves entire, greyish, linear-lanceolate, petiolate; cauline leaves sessile. Flowers very small, racemes, elongating up to c. 5 cm, appearing extra-axillary or leaf-opposed but really terminal. Petals usually a little longer than the sepals. Stamens 4-6. Fruit c. 2.5 mm wide, dividing vertically into 2 1-seeded nutlets. Seeds flattened-ellipsoid.
Derivation of specific name: integrifolius: with entire leaves
Habitat: Edges of pans and swamps, usually at lower altitudes.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the warm parts of the Old World.
Botswana distribution: N,SW,SE
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Content last updated: Thursday 8 September 2016

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 191 - 193. (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 30.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

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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: Coronopus integrifolius., retrieved 15 June 2024

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