Clappertonia ficifolia (Willd.) Decne.

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Clappertonia ficifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Clappertonia ficifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kona, a small tributary of the Itimbiri River, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Synonyms: Honckenya ficifolia Willd.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, up to c. 2 m tall. Branches covered in short, orange-brown stellate hairs. Leaves broadly oblong to ovate, up to 13 × 7 cm, more or less deeply 3-7-lobed, stellate hairy above and with simple hairs below; margins coarsely serrate. Petiole up to 4 cm long, mostly shorter, shortly orange-brown stellate hairy. Flowers in terminal, racemose heads, large and very showy, 8-10 cm in diameter, pinkish-mauve; sepals linear, pointed, as long as the broadly spathulate petals. Fruit an oblong-ovoid capsule, c. 5 × 2.5 cm, covered with numerous stiff ciliate bristles.
Notes: There is only one very old record for the Sofala Province in Mozambique (Schlechter 12234, April 10 1898, BM, K, PRE). It has apparently never been recorded since
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In marshy grassland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 14 November 2010
Literature:

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 80 - 82. (Includes a picture).

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


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: Clappertonia ficifolia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170620, retrieved 23 November 2017

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