Caperonia fistulosa Beille

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Caperonia fistulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Caperonia fistulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Caperonia fistulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Caperonia fistulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Caperonia fistulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Caperonia fistulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Caperonia fistulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Caperonia fistulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Caperonia buchananii Baker
Caperonia palustris sensu Prain
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust annual herb up to 1.5 m tall with a hollow, somewhat inflated stem up to 2 cm in diameter, more or less densely covered in whitish, non-glandular ciliate hairs. Leaves alternate, elliptic-ovate, up to 12 cm long; margin serrate; petiole up to 2 cm long; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 2-8 mm long, slightly fimbriate. Inflorescences axillary, up to 10 cm long. Flowers unisexual with male flowers soon falling and 1-3 female flowers per inflorescence; sepals green; petals white. Fruit 3-lobed, 7-9 mm wide, coarsely echinate.
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Habitat: On river banks, floodplains and dambos, in heavy black clay or sandy soils, usually semi-aquatic in seasonally waterlogged or permanently moist ground.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Mali to Somalia and South to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi.
Botswana distribution: N
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Content last updated: Sunday 11 March 2018
Literature:

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 47.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 140.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56.

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Flora of Caprivi: Caperonia fistulosa
Flora of Malawi: Caperonia fistulosa
Flora of Zambia: Caperonia fistulosa

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Caperonia fistulosa.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=199270, retrieved 14 December 2018

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