1. Family: Pedaliaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Sesamum L.
      1. Sesamum latifolium J.B.Gillett

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb, 60–120 cm. high; stems quadrangular, sulcate, more or less densely pubescent with brownish hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves generally heteromorphic, lower ones large, long-petiolate (8–20 cm.) ovate-cordate or 3-lobed, 8–13 cm. long, 9–18 cm. broad, cordate at the base, upper leaves smaller, 0.5–5 cm. petiolate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 2–5 cm. long, 0.7–4 cm. broad, sub-truncate or cuneate at the base, inconspicuously to coarsely serrate on the margin, acuminate at the apex, pubescent on both sides more densely so below and on upper leaves; mucilage glands present but not conspicuous.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale pink or pinkish mauve; bracteoles conspicuous, pale brown, rather membranous, narrowly lanceolate, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx ultimately deciduous; lobes narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, rather similar to the bracteoles, about 5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla thinly pubescent and glandular outside, 2.5–2.8 cm. long, about 1 cm. broad at the throat.
    Filaments
    Filaments glabrous.
    Pistil
    Ovary adpressed-pubescent, narrowly oblong, about 6 mm. long, gradually narrowed into the style.
    Fruits
    Capsule shortly pubescent, oblong-quadrangular, 4-grooved, 2.7–3.1 cm. long (incl. beak), about 0.5 cm. broad, unilaterally gibbous at the base, rather abruptly narrowed into a short beak at the apex up to 5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds not winged, about 3 mm. long, 2 mm. broad, faces foveolate, sides deeply pitted, margins sharply angled.
    Habitat
    Locally frequent among rocks in semi-desert scrub; 300-1300 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda

    Sesamum latifolium J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, A.S. [Th 3708], Uganda K000430494 holotype
    Thomas, A.S. [Th 3708], Uganda K000430495 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 8: 118 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Bruce, E.A. (1953). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Pedaliaceae: 1-21.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 1953: 118 (1953).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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    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/
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