Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca (Burch.) Hilliard

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Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village, Southern District.

Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village, Southern District.

Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village, Southern District.

Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village, Southern District.

Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village, Southern District.

Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village, Southern District.

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Synonyms: Buchnera aurantiaca Burch.
Lyperia multifida Benth.
Sutera aurantiaca (Burch.) Hiern
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Decumbent, ascending or erect perennial herb, with glandular-pubescent, spreading branches up to 40 cm long. Leaves ovate to almost circular in outline, deeply bipinnately divided with linear ulimate segments, glandular-pubescent. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf-axils. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, 2.5-3.5 mm long; lobes linear-spathulate, densely glandular-pubescent. Corolla orange-red with a yellow throat; tube c. 5.5 mm long; lobes rounded, c. 4.5 mm wide. Capsule ovoid, 3.5-4.5 mm long, glandular-pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aurantiaca: golden or orange-coloured.
Habitat: Rocky hillsides, grasslands and riverbanks.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 23 January 2020
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 234. (Includes a picture).

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Page 29. as Sutera aurantiaca

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 103.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca
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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: Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=215920, retrieved 25 February 2020

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