1. Family: Pedaliaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Sesamum L.
      1. Sesamum rosaceum (Engl.) J.C.Manning & Magee

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

    [FTEA]

    Pedaliaceae, A. Bruce. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1953

    Habit
    Low shrub or semi-decumbent woody herb 30–130 cm. high; branches opposite, dark brown, densely crisped-pubescent to pilose when young, becoming glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves pale green; petiole 2–10 mm. long; blade obovate, lobulate or coarsely sinuate-dentate, 1.3–2.5 cm. long, 0.5–1 cm. broad, rounded at the apex, cuneate at the base, pubescent and glandular on both sides, more densely so below, becoming glabrous.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 4–7 mm. long, densely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes oblong, subequal, about 5 mm. long, 1 mm. broad, rounded or subacute at the apex, pubescent and ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla mauve to pale pink, spotted with black inside, thinly pubescent and glandular, 2.6–4 cm. long, about 2–3.5 cm. diameter across the limb; central lobe of lower lip suborbicular to transversely elliptic, 1.5–2 cm. across, others much shorter, all rounded at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens with a tuft of hairs at the base of the filaments.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid to subglobose, densely pubescent or pilose, about 2 mm. long, 1.5 mm. diameter, 2-celled, divided into 4 compartments by a false septum, with 3 superposed small ovules in each compartment; style flattened about 1.3 cm. long; disc fleshy.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, pubescent, not beaked, 1.5–2 cm. diameter including the 3–4 mm. long spines, divided into 4 compartments each containing 2–3 seeds (Fig. 5/10 & 11).
    Seeds
    Seeds elongate-ovoid, slightly triquetrous towards the base; testa wrinkled or reticulate.
    Figures
    Fig. 5.
    Habitat
    In dry Acacia-Commiphora and semi-desert scrub and on the margins of sisal plantations; 100–650 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia

    Sesamum rosaceum (Engl.) J.C.Manning & Magee appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bally, J. [15150], Kenya Josephinia africana 11697.000
    Lucas, G.Ll. [1623], Kenya Josephinia africana 21077.000

    First published in Bothalia 47(1)-a2363: 2 (2018)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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