1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Triumfetta Plum. ex L.
      1. Triumfetta cordifolia A.Rich.

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

    [FWTA]

    Tiliaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A shrub, sometimes up to 12 or 15 ft. high, pubescent
    Indumentum
    Hairy or nearly glabrous
    Leaves
    Long-stalked ovate cordate leaves
    Fruits
    Fruits 1/3 inch across.
    [FZ]

    Tiliaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Shrub 1–2 m. tall; stems shortly stellate-pubescent or glabrescent, often rather angled or 4-sided.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 5–14 × 2–13 cm., ovate, acuminate at the apex, cordate at the base, 3–5-lobed, irregularly serrate, stellate-puberulous on the upper surface, sparingly stellate-pubescent on the lower or densely stellate-tomentellous on both sides, 5–7-nerved at the base, or in some varieties oblong-lanceolate and unlobed; petiole up to c. 9 cm. long; stipules c. 1 cm. long, subulate, pubescent to tomentellous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences large, scarcely leafy; cymes very numerous and dense at the nodes; peduncles of cymes c. 5 mm. long; pedicels 3–5 together; bracts 2–3 mm. long, linear.
    Calyx
    Sepals up to 11 mm. long, linear, greyish-tomentellous to almost glabrous outside; subapical horn very short as a rule but occasionally up to 0·75 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, a little shorter than the sepals, linear, subacute or obtuse at the apex, ciliate at the base.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore c. 0·4 mm. tall, glands rotund; annulus with a shortly villous upper margin.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10–12.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–5-locular, depressed-globose, minutely echinulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 10 mm. or a little more in diam. (including the aculei); aculei uncinate at the tip, pilose or occasionally glabrous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre

    Triumfetta cordifolia A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2002 Cable, S. [325], Cameroon K000027245
    Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5782], Cameroon K000086651
    Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5926], Cameroon K000540299
    Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5827], Cameroon K000540302
    Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [464], Cameroon K000540300
    Jan 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [606], Cameroon K000540318
    Maitland, T.D. [321], Cameroon K000094572
    Maitland, T.D. [322], Cameroon K000094573
    Maitland, T.D. [322], Cameroon K000094574
    Hutchinson, J. [128], Cameroon K000094577
    Hutchinson, J. [128], Cameroon K000094578
    Okafar [35881], Nigeria 23887.000
    unknown [629], Gambia K000241984
    Mann [869], Sierra Leone K000241982
    Sierra Leone K000241983
    Migeod, F. [70], Cameroon K000094579
    Dunlap [116], Cameroon K000094580
    Thompson, S.A. [1487], Cameroon K000094576
    De Witte [392], Congo, DRC Triumfetta tricuspidatifolia K000241965

    First published in J.B.A.Guillemin & G.S.Perrottet, Fl. Seneg. Tent. 1: 91 (1831)

    Accepted by

    • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
    • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae Taxonomania 29: 1-41.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Chev. Bot. 89.
    • Sprague & Hutch. in J. Linn. Soc. 39: 270, incl. vars.
    • in Guill. & Perr. Fl. Seneg. 1: 91, t. 18 (1831)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae Taxonomania 29: 1-41.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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