1. Family: Pedaliaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Sesamum L.
      1. Sesamum eriocarpum (Decne.) Byng & Christenh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to N. Cape Prov.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Stems densely pubescent or villous, especially in the leaf axils of the main branches; the mature fruits densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf lamina usually broadly to very broadly ovate, up to 22 mm. long, crenate or serrate; petioles 3–16 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers 20–24 mm. long; pedicels 14–25 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit circular to rotund in outline, 12–22 mm. long and 11–19 mm. broad, the central portion only slightly raised and 4–5 mm. high (spines excl.); each loculus containing usually 2 seeds which are nearly horizontally orientated and connected to the short basal placenta by long funicles; hilum of the seeds in the outer angles of the loculi.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblanceolate in outline, c. 5.5 mm. long and 2.2 mm. broad.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Common Names

    English
    Boot Protector plant, Large devil's thorn, Studthorn, zanguebarium

    Sesamum eriocarpum (Decne.) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2005 Hochobes, M.M. [MH1297], Namibia Dicerocaryum eriocarpum K000662154
    Gossweiler, J. [3770], Angola Dicerocaryum eriocarpum K001008728
    Baum, H. [431], Angola Dicerocaryum eriocarpum K001008727

    First published in Global Fl. 4: 146 (2018)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    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
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