Triumfetta angolensis Sprague & Hutch.

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Synonyms: Triumfetta sonderi sensu Eyles
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Status: Native
Perennial herb c. 60 cm tall, branching from the base; stems stellate-hairy. Leaves elliptic, ovate-elliptic or lanceolate-oblong, up to 6 cm long, sparsely stellate-hairy with some simple hairs, on both surfaces, a little more densely so beneath, veins rather raised beneath; margin serrate or crenate-serrate; petiole up to 13 mm long, stellate-hairy; stipules subulate, c. 3 mm long, setose-hairy. Inflorescences leafy, of c. 2โ€“5 small clusters per node; peduncles and pedicels c. 3 mm long, pubescent; bracts linear-lanceolate, up to 2ยท5 mm long, forming an involucre, setose-hairy. Sepals reddish-brown, linear, 5 mm long, stellate-pubescent outside. Petals yellow, oblanceolate, c. 5 mm long, rounded at the apex, ciliate just above the base. Stamens 9โ€“10. Fruit c. 8 mm in diameter including the aculei; aculei broadening towards the base, shortly hairy, with 2โ€“5 spreading setae at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: Often by rivers, usually in partial shade.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Malawi distribution: C
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36. As Triumfetta sonderi

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 81.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 75.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 71.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Triumfetta angolensis., retrieved 18 June 2024

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