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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect or rather lax perennial herb c. 0·6 m. tall, branching from the base; stems stellate-pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina up to 6 × 3 cm., elliptic, ovate-elliptic or lanceolate-oblong, apex subacute or rounded, margin serrate or crenate-serrate, base sub-cordate or rounded or broadly cuneate, both surfaces sparsely stellate-pilose with some simple hairs, a little more densely so below, nerves rather raised beneath; petiole up to 1–3 cm., stellate-pilose; stipules c. 3 mm. long, subulate, setose-pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences leafy, of c. 2–5 small cymes per node; peduncles of cymes c. 3 mm. long, pubescent; pedicels similar, c. three together, 2–3 mm. long, pilose; bracts up to 2·5 mm. long, linear-lanceolate, forming an involucre, setose-pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals reddish-brown, 5 mm. long, linear, stellate-pubescent outside, subapical horn 0·5 mm. long, bearing simple setose hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, c. 5 mm. long, oblanceolate, rounded at the apex, ciliate just above the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androgynophore
Androgynophore 0·5 mm. long, with transversely elliptic-oblong glands; annulus with a ciliate margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 9–10; filaments c. 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary subglobose, 4-locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 8 mm. in diam. including the aculei; aculei broadening towards the base, shortly pilose, with 2–5 spreading setae at the apex.

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Triumfetta angolensis Sprague & Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Welwitsch [1411], Angola K000242019

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 39: 256 (1909)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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