Oldenlandia capensis L.f.
var. pleiosepala Bremek.

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Synonyms: Karamyschewia hedyotoides Fisch. & Mey.
Oldenlandia hedyotoides (Fisch. & Mey.) Boiss.
Theyodes octodon A. Rich.
Common names:
Status: Native
This variety differs from var. capensis by the larger number (5-8) of calyx lobes.
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: In seasonally flooded river banks, edges of dams and vleis, often on bare muddy soils in grassland, on riverine rocks, in woodland or as a weed in moist gardens.
Altitude range: Up to 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Madagascar and Asia as far as Iran and Azerbaydzhan.
Malawi distribution: 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 72.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 139 - 140.

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Flora of Botswana: Oldenlandia capensis var. pleiosepala
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Oldenlandia capensis var. pleiosepala

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oldenlandia capensis
African Plant Database: Oldenlandia capensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oldenlandia capensis
Plants of the World Online: Oldenlandia capensis
Tropicos: Oldenlandia capensis
Wikipedia: Oldenlandia capensis

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: Oldenlandia capensis var. pleiosepala.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154890, retrieved 12 April 2024

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