Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.

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Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Nhambita turn-off and entrance gate Gorongosa National Park

Ceratotheca sesamoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road on plateau above Khodzue Gorge

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Synonyms: Ceratotheca heudelotii Stapf
Ceratotheca melanosperma Hochst. ex Bernh.
Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl. var. melanoptera A. DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Slender erect annual herb, usually not more than 60 cm. Most parts glandular hairy. Leaves variously lanceolate-deltate to ovate-cordate; margins coarsely dentate. Flowers pendent, solitary in the leaf axils, pink, mauve or lilac, lip and throat cream with dark lines. Fruit a laterally flattened capsule with slender horns.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sesamoides: resembling a species of Sesamum
Habitat: In sandy soils in grassland and savanna woodland.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Tanzania and the DRC and southwards to Botswana and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 22 September 2017
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 179. (Includes a picture).

Ihlenfeldt, H.-D. (1988). Pedaliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 95 - 97.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 91. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 91.

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Flora of Botswana: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Flora of Caprivi: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Flora of Malawi: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Flora of Zambia: Ceratotheca sesamoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ceratotheca sesamoides

External websites:

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


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: Ceratotheca sesamoides.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152580, retrieved 24 November 2017

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