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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to N. Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Procumbent, probably short-lived herb; stems 4 or more, rooting at the nodes, 30–50 cm long, unbranched or with many lateral stems, 0.5–1 mm thick, stellate-hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± rounded in outline, 1–2(–2.8) cm long, 1–3 cm wide, base deeply cordate (to truncate), deeply 3–5-lobed, divided by 1/4–3/4, lobes oblong, rounded at the tip, margin coarsely crenate-serrate, thinly papery, subglabrous, with scattered simple hairs above and beneath, stellate hairs on veins beneath; petiole 5.5–23 mm long, densely stellate-hairy; stipules sometimes persistent, filamentous, up to 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Infloresence leaf-opposed, not terminal, cymes 1 per node, (1–)3(–5)-flowered; peduncles 4 mm long (7–16 mm in fruit), densely stellate-hairy; bracts 4–5, narrowly ovate, ± 1.25 mm long, acute; pedicels 3 mm long (4–9 mm in fruit).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals narrowlyoblong, 3 mm long, sparsely stellate-hairy at base, spur 0.25 mm long, tip black.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals narrowly obovate, ± 3 mm long, without a distinct claw or basal tuft of hairs; stamens 9–10; ovary long-hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit white, dehiscing eventually into 6 nutlets, spherical, 10–15 mm diameter, densely covered in long soft bristles 5–6 mm long; bristles ± glabrous in the upper and lower 1–2 mm, but otherwise thickly covered in long translucent hairs 1 mm long, the tip with a single straight hair; body of fruit ± 2 mm in diameter, densely covered in long hairs up to 0.5 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 11/6–7 (p. 71).
Habitat
Coastal thicket; 400 m
Distribution
T8

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Creeping annual with slender thinly stellate-pubescent stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 0·75–1·5 × 0·7–3 cm., cordate, divided to 2/3–3/4 of the way into 3–5 lobes; lobes oblong, obtuse, crenate, thinly stellate-pubescent on both sides; petiole up to 1 cm. long, thinly pubescent; stipules c. 1·5 mm. long, linear, setose-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of 1–3-flowered cymes, solitary at the nodes; peduncle up to 15 mm. long, filiform; bracts up to 1·5 mm. long, linear, similar to the stipules; pedicels c. 5 mm. long, filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals up to 4·5 mm. long, linear, hooded in the upper half, pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, 3·5 mm. long, narrowly oblanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androgynophore
Androgynophore c. 0·3 mm. long with subquadrate glands; annulus ciliate on the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 12; filaments up to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bristly, 3-locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 15 mm. in diam. including the aculei; aculei very slender and very numerous, plumose above, glabrous below, terminated by a single seta.

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Triumfetta kirkii Mast. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kirk [s.n.], Mozambique K000242037

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 259 (1868)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 365 (1921).
  • K. Schum. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 265 (1895).
  • Mast. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 259 (1868).
  • Sprague & Hutch. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 39: 246, t. 17/2 (1909).
  • T.V. Jacobs in Phyton 61: 89, fig. 1/h (1997).
  • Vollesen in Opera Bot. 59: 33 (1980).
  • Wild & Gonç. in Fl. Moçamb. 28: 40, t. 2 (1969).
  • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 65 (1963).

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