Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.

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Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West

Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West

Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

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Synonyms: Ceratotheca heudelotii Stapf
Ceratotheca melanosperma Hochst. ex Bernh.
Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl. var. melanoptera A. DC.
Common names:
Status: Native
Slender erect annual herb, usually not more than 60 cm. Most parts glandular hairy. Leaves variously lanceolate-deltate to ovate-cordate; margins coarsely dentate. Flowers pendent, solitary in the leaf axils, pink, mauve or lilac, lip and throat cream with dark lines. Fruit a laterally flattened capsule with slender horns.
Derivation of specific name: sesamoides: resembling a species of Sesamum
Habitat: In sandy soils in grassland and savanna woodland.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Tanzania and the DRC and southwards to Botswana and Mozambique
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 179. (Includes a picture).

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 95 - 97.

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 66.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 91. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 91.

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Flora of Caprivi: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Flora of Malawi: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Flora of Mozambique: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Flora of Zambia: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ceratotheca sesamoides

External websites:

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

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: Ceratotheca sesamoides.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152580, retrieved 17 June 2024

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