Genus:
Sesamum L.

Sesamum calycinum Welw.

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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial, erect or sometimes ascending herb; stem simple or branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear to cultrate, narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate, entire, inferior surface glabrous - except for the mucilage glands - or rarely pilose (subsp. pseudoangolense).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers obliquely campanulate, corolla 2–5 cm. long, purple, mauve, pink or white; calyx persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrowly oblong in lateral view, c. 10–25 x 4–6 mm., 4–sulcate, glabrous or pilose, rostrate at the apex (TAB. 23 figs. B1–3).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds compressed, with a broad double fringe, black or brown when mature (TAB. 24 fig. B1–4).

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Congo, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Sesamum calycinum Welw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Welwitsch [1644], Angola K000195252 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 27: 52 (1869)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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