1. Family: Pedaliaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Sesamum L.
      1. Sesamum calycinum Welw.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Pedaliaceae, H. D. Ihlenfeldt. Flora Zambesiaca 8:3. 1988

    Habit
    Annual or perennial, erect or sometimes ascending herb; stem simple or branched.
    Leaves
    Leaves linear to cultrate, narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate, entire, inferior surface glabrous - except for the mucilage glands - or rarely pilose (subsp. pseudoangolense).
    Flowers
    Flowers obliquely campanulate, corolla 2–5 cm. long, purple, mauve, pink or white; calyx persistent.
    Fruits
    Capsule narrowly oblong in lateral view, c. 10–25 x 4–6 mm., 4–sulcate, glabrous or pilose, rostrate at the apex (TAB. 23 figs. B1–3).
    Seeds
    Seeds compressed, with a broad double fringe, black or brown when mature (TAB. 24 fig. B1–4).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Congo, Malawi, Zambia, Zaïre

    Sesamum calycinum Welw. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Welwitsch [1644], Angola K000195252 Unknown type material

    First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 27: 52 (1869)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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