1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Triumfetta Plum. ex L.
      1. Triumfetta shinyangensis Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Tiliaceae, C. Whitehouse, M. Cheek, S. Andrews & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

    Habit
    Erect subshrub 45–90 cm high; stems 2–3 mm thick, terete, pale brown and softly hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly ovate to orbicular-acuminate, 1.4–4.5 cm long, 1.2–4 cm wide, tip acuminate to rounded, base slightly cordate to obtuse, margin coarsely singly to doubly crenate or dentate, upper side green, softly felty, underside grey, softly felty; petiole 5–30 mm long, ± 0.75 mm diameter, terete, brown, softly hairy; stipules persistent, lanceolate, 7.5(–12) mm long, 1(–2) mm wide, brown and softly hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, with 1–4 branches 5–25 cm long, cymes 1–3, leaf-opposed, 1–3(–4)-flowered, all but the lowermost inflorescence-leaves highly reduced, bract-like, lanceolate, ± 3 mm long, 1 mm wide, with 1–3 pairs of disc-shaped glandular swellings ± 1 mm in diameter on upper surface; peduncles ± 2 mm long, hairy; bracts 2–5, caducous, elliptic, ± 6.5 mm long, 2 mm wide, tip mucronate, ± 1 mm long; pedicels 2 mm long.
    Calyx
    Sepals narrowly oblong, 9 mm long, 1.25 mm wide, the outside covered in dense white stellate tomentum, apical spur 2 mm long.
    Corolla
    Petals spathulate to narrowly obovate, 8 mm long, 3 mm wide, barely clawed, without basal tuft of hair; stamens 30–31; ovary densely hairy.
    Fruits
    Fruit indehiscent, 6-locular, ovoid, 8–12 mm long, 8–9.5 mm wide, covered in ± 70 bristles, each ± 2 mm long, hooked at the tip, the upper half subglabrous, brown, the lower half densely covered in short, simple, tawny hairs which obscure the surface of the fruit.
    Figures
    Fig. 14/14–16 (p. 88).
    Habitat
    In grassland; ± 1200 m
    Distribution
    T1 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Triumfetta shinyangensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1949 Koritschoner [1912], Tanzania K000242040 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 9: 35 (1954)

    Accepted by

    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • T.V. Jacobs in Phyton 61: 92, fig. 2/q (1997).
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 9: 35, fig. 1 (1954).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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