Tragiella natalensis (Sond.) Pax & K. Hoffm.

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Tragiella natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tragiella natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tragiella natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tragiella natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tragiella natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tragiella natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tragiella natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Sphaerostylis natalensis (Sond.) Croizat
Tragia ambigua S. Moore
Tragia ambigua S. Moore var. urticans S. Moore
Tragia involucrata sensu Jacq. ex E. Mey.
Tragia mitis Hochst. ex Müll. Arg. var. oblongifolia Müll. Arg.
Tragia natalensis Sond.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Twining or scrambling perennial herb. Stems up to 3 m long, covered with a mixture of short soft hairs, longer stiff hairs and stinging bristles. Leaves elliptic-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 3-14 cm long, cordate at the base, sparsely hairy above, more densely so beneath; margin serrate; petiole 0.5-8 cm long with similar hairs as the stems. Stipules linear-lanceolate, 4-7.5 mm long, green, sparsely hairy outside, hairless inside. Inflorescences 2-5.5 cm long on peduncles 1-3 cm long, more or less laxly few-flowered. Male flowers with calyx lobes broadly ovate, c. 1.5 mm wide, pale greenish-yellow. Female flowers with calyx lobes up to 8 × 3 mm, pinnatifid, 11-21-lobed, green and pale yellowish in the centre. Style largely fused into a column with 3 short stigmas recurved. Fruit deeply 3-lobed, 4.5 × 7 mm, smooth, evenly appressed pubescent, setose on the keels.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: At margins of evergreen rain forest and riverine forest.
Altitude range: 200 - 1220 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,M
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Eurytela dryope angulata (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Monday 11 September 2017
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 59.

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 43.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 213 - 214.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 89.

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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: Tragiella natalensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135310, retrieved 24 September 2017

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