Triumfetta tomentosa Bojer

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Triumfetta tomentosa

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Nsumbu National Park; Nsama Distr., Northern Province

Triumfetta tomentosa

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Nsumbu National Park; Nsama Distr., Northern Province

Triumfetta tomentosa

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Nsumbu National Park; Nsama Distr., Northern Province

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Small shrub up to 3 m. tall; whole plant covered with brown woolly indumentum; leaf lamina 5-12 x 2.5-7 cm., ovate or lanceolate-ovate, sometimes slightly 3-lobed, acute at apex, cordate or subcordate at base, margin irregularly serrate; petiole up to 6 cm. long, stipules c. 7 mm. long, linear-lanceolate, densely pubescent; inflorescences leafy, composed of small cymes crowded at the nodes; peduncles of cymes and pedicels very short, up to 2 mm. long, bracts 3-4 mm. long, linear; sepals 4.5-8.5 mm. long, linear, subapical horn 0.2-0.5 mm. long, densely stellate-pubescent; petals yellow, 4-7 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate, rounded at apex, villous at base; stamens 8-10, filaments 6-7 mm. long; ovary 4-locular, globose; fruit 1-1.5 cm. in diameter including aculei, aculei numerous, covered in simple hairs or almost glabrous and with the terminal seate single, straight or slightly curved.
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Derivation of specific name: tomentosa: covered with densely matted woolly hairs.
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Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and southern tropical America but in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the Flora Zambesiaca region.
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Literature:

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. As Triumfetta tomentosa macrocerata

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 181.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 66 - 73. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Triumfetta tomentosa
Flora of Mozambique: Triumfetta tomentosa
Flora of Zambia: Triumfetta tomentosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Triumfetta tomentosa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triumfetta tomentosa
African Plant Database: Triumfetta tomentosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Triumfetta tomentosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Triumfetta tomentosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Triumfetta tomentosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Triumfetta tomentosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Triumfetta tomentosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Triumfetta tomentosa
iNaturalist: Triumfetta tomentosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triumfetta tomentosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Triumfetta tomentosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triumfetta tomentosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triumfetta tomentosa
Plants of the World Online: Triumfetta tomentosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Triumfetta tomentosa
Tropicos: Triumfetta tomentosa
Wikipedia: Triumfetta tomentosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Triumfetta tomentosa.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138760, retrieved 12 August 2020

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