Sebaea brachyphylla Griseb.

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Synonyms: Sebaea baumii Schinz
Sebaea butaguensis De Wild.
Sebaea multinodis N.E. Br.
Sebaea schimperiana Buching. ex Schweinf.
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Status: Native
Erect annual herb up to 40 cm tall. Stem slender, 4-ridged. Leaves sessile, ovate-circular to almost kidney-shaped, 5–14 mm wide, 5-veined, cordate at the base. Flowers yellow or pale yellow, in terminal few to many flowered branched heads, very rarely solitary; bracts elliptic-lanceolate, 2–3 mm long. Calyx segments 5, ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–5 mm long, with a short wing on the keel, broader at or above the middle. Corolla tube, 3–4 mm long; lobes obovate-oblong, 1.5–3.5 mm long. Stamens inserted in the throat of the corolla. Capsule ellipsoid, 2–4 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: brachyphylla: with short leaves
Habitat: In wet sand on marshy ground and in rocky situations.
Altitude range: 1300 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Bioko, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique,Zambia,Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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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) Pages 23 - 24.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 67.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Sebaea brachyphylla., retrieved 24 March 2023

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