Cardamine africana L.

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Cardamine africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera

Cardamine africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera

Cardamine africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tsetsera

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Synonyms:
Common names: African bittercress (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial herb, 40-60 cm. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets up to 4 × 3 cm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, sparsely hairy; apex pointed to rounded; margin crenate-dentate. Flowers in corymbose racemes, white to greenish, c. 6 mm in diameter. Fruit a straight, linear siliqua, 25-45 mm, flattened, tapering gradually. Seeds ellipsoid, flattened, brownish.
Notes: Apparently this species has not been recorded from Mozambique before.
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: On the forest floor of submontane evergreen forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in mountainous areas of Tropical and South Africa. Also in India and Brazil
Mozambique distribution:
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 11 December 2011
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 189.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cardamine africana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cardamine africana
African Plant Database: Cardamine africana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cardamine africana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cardamine africana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cardamine africana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cardamine africana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cardamine africana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cardamine africana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cardamine africana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cardamine africana
Ispot Southern Africa: Cardamine africana
JSTOR Plant Science: Cardamine africana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cardamine africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cardamine africana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cardamine africana
Tropicos: Cardamine africana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cardamine africana.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124270, retrieved 21 November 2017

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