Triumfetta annua L.

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Triumfetta annua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Terraces below Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Triumfetta annua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Terraces below Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Triumfetta annua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Terraces below Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Triumfetta annua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Terraces below Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Erect annual herb, up to 60 cm. Young stems pubescent and often with a line of hairs on opposite sides along the stems. Leaves ovate, up to 12 cm, becoming narrower and shorter, higher on the stems, 3-5 veined from the base; apex acutely acuminate; margin coarsely serrate or crenate. Flowers in axillary clusters, yellow. Sepals often tipped dark red, linear, narrower and longer than the petals. Fruit c. 15 mm in diameter including the bristles or aculei.
Derivation of specific name: annua: annual
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa, Namibia, and northern South Africa. Also in Madagascar, India, China and Malaysia.
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 90 - 91. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 279.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

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.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 75. As forma annua & forma peligea

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Flora of Caprivi: Triumfetta annua
Flora of Malawi: Triumfetta annua
Flora of Mozambique: Triumfetta annua
Flora of Zambia: Triumfetta annua
Flora of Zimbabwe: Triumfetta annua

External websites:

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

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: Triumfetta annua., retrieved 25 May 2024

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