Wissadula rostrata (Schumach. & Thonn.) Hook. f.

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Wissadula rostrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2 (end - reached by boat), Katombora

Wissadula rostrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2 (end - reached by boat), Katombora

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Synonyms: Sida rostrata Schumach.
Common names:
Slender perennial suffrutex, up to 2 m. Stems branching from the base, covered in stellate hairs. Leaves ovate to heart-shaped, dark green above, paler below, covered with stellate hairs, particularly below. Flowers in lax axillary and terminal panicles, yellow. Fruit in 4 segments, obconical, angled.
Derivation of specific name: rostrata: beaked
Habitat: In woodland and riverine vegetation.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Namibia and Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Botswana distribution: N
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Content last updated: Thursday 11 June 2015

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 59.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 499 - 501. (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 61.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 85.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 218.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Wissadula rostrata
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Wikipedia: Wissadula rostrata

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: Wissadula rostrata.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138980, retrieved 15 June 2024

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