Sebaea bojeri Griseb.

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Synonyms: Sebaea mirabilis Gilg
Sebaea pratensis Gilg
Sebaea saccata Schinz
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Status: Native
Erect annual herb 5–20 cm. tall. Stem slender unbranched or branched from the base, sometimes glandular or glandular denticulate in the lower part. Leaves linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 4–10 mm long, the lower ones reduced and scale-like. Flowers yellow, solitary or in few to many-flowered heads, on pedicels 1–1.5 mm long. Corolla tube 3–5 mm long; lobes 5–8 mm long. Fruit an ovoid capsule c. 3 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: bojeri: after Wenceslas Bojer (1795/1797-1856), Czech naturalist, horticulturist and botanist at the Imperial Museum at Vienna who collected extensively in Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoro Islands and on the East coast of Africa.
Habitat: In open woodland
Altitude range: 1500 - 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar.
Malawi distribution: N
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 176.

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 53.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990). Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 12.

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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: Sebaea bojeri., retrieved 12 July 2024

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