1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Triumfetta Plum. ex L.
      1. Triumfetta glabrior (Sprague & Hutch.) Cheek

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Ethiopia to Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Tiliaceae, C. Whitehouse, M. Cheek, S. Andrews & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

    Habit
    Subshrub 0.3–1(–3) m tall; stems red-brown, 1–4 mm thick at base, glabrous, rarely subscabrid.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to circular, 16–34(–52) mm long, 12–27(–53) mm wide, apex acute, base cordate to obtuse, margin singly to doubly serrate to crenate, stellate-subscabrid or smooth on both sides, beneath with a pair of rounded-cylindrical pale brown glands 0.5 mm diameter flanking the petiole-apex; petiole stellate-subscabrid, 5–25 mm long, sometimes with a groove above, the top 1/10 distinctly swollen and thickly hairy; stipules bristle-like, 2.5–6 mm long, glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, spike-like, 3.5–28(–35) cm long, unforked (rarely with up to 10 forks, each up to 15 cm long), internodes 3–25 mm, with highly reduced leaves 2–3 mm long, glands as in normal leaves; partial-peduncles 2–4 at each node, 1–2(–3) mm long, subopposite the reduced leaf, 2–3-flowered, cymose; bracts and bracteoles ovate-triangular; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long.
    Calyx
    Sepals oblong-lanceolate, 3.5–5(–8) mm long, 0.5 mm wide, glabrous or subglabrous, apical spine 0.25–0.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Petals spathulate, 3.5–4(–8) mm long, 1.25–2 mm wide, the proximal 1 mm long-hairy; stamens 19–23; ovary echinate.
    Fruits
    Fruit spherical to ellipsoid, to 10 mm long, 8 mm wide, with three deep longitudinal sutures, the surface thinly yellowish tomentose, spines 40–60, each up to 4 mm long, glabrous or sub-glabrous, less than 0.5 mm diameter at the base, apex with inclined bristle.
    Figures
    Fig. 12/10–13 (p. 77).
    Habitat
    Acacia - Commiphora bushland on sandy or stony ground; 1–800 m
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Triumfetta glabrior (Sprague & Hutch.) Cheek appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Tiliac. & Muntingiac.: 82 (2001)

    Accepted by

    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0