1. Family: Pedaliaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Sesamum L.
      1. Sesamum triphyllum Welw. ex Asch.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb, 0.25–2 m. high, bushy or simple-stemmed; glabrous except for the mucilage glands.
    Leaves
    Leaves heteromorphic; the inferior 3–foliate or 3–partite, sometimes with 1–2 additional irregular lateral segments, central lobe longest, 2–10 cm. long, with the leaflets or segments up to 2 cm. broad; superior leaves simple.
    Nectaries
    Extra-floral nectaries (in the Flora Zambesiaca area) usually single.
    Calyx
    Calyx deciduous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2.5–4 cm. long, more or less funnel-shaped, mauve.
    Fruits
    Capsules oblong in lateral view, abaxially gibbous at the base, c. 40 x 5–7 mm.; beak 6–8 mm. long, distinctly bent outwards (TAB. 23 fig. F); loculi sometimes with inconspicuous ribs.
    Seeds
    Seeds more or less horizontal in the loculi, about 2.5 mm. x 1.7 mm.; wings, especially the two basal ones, inconspicuous; testa faveolate (TAB. 25. fig. F2).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Common Names

    English
    Rain gauge, Wild sesame

    Sesamum triphyllum Welw. ex Asch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 29, 2008 Crawford, F. [194], Namibia K000450274
    Aug 29, 2008 Crawford, F. [194], Namibia K000450275
    Sep 27, 2005 Fleck [274a], Namibia K000020007

    First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 185 (1888)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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