4975.000 Triumfetta L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, shrublets or shrubs. Stipules lateral. Leaves alternate, simple (in ours), petiolate. Sepals 5, usually linear and with a short horn just behind the apex, stellately hairy. Petals 5, yellow or orange. Stamens 4-40. Ovary 2-5-locular. Fruit a capsule, usually spherical (rarely ovoid), echinate or setose. Note: mature fruits are essential in naming these species. The measurements of fruit diameters include the aculei.

Worldwide: 70 species in the tropics

Mozambique: 16 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Hyalites eponina (Dancing acraea or Small orange acraea)
Triumfetta pentandra

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amuletum SpragueT,MSDescription, Image
angolensis Sprague & Hutch.MSDescription
annua L.MS,MDescription, Image
dekindtiana Engl.N,Z,TDescription, Image
glechomoides Welw. ex Mast.NDescription, Image
kirkii Mast.N,MS
pentandra A. Rich.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
pilosa Roth var. effusa (E. Mey. ex Harv.) WildMDescription
pilosa Roth var. glabrescens Sprague & Hutch.Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
pilosa Roth var. pilosa N,T,MSDescription, Image
pilosa Roth var. tomentosa Szyszyl. ex Sprague & Hutch.Z,MSDescription
pilosa Roth[Agg]N,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image
rhomboidea Jacq.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
tomentosa BojerN,Z,T
trichocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich.MS
welwitschii Mast.[Agg]N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Triumfetta:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Triumfetta
Flora of Caprivi: Triumfetta
Flora of Malawi: Triumfetta
Flora of Zambia: Triumfetta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Triumfetta

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Triumfetta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Triumfetta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Triumfetta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triumfetta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triumfetta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Triumfetta.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=934, retrieved 5 July 2020

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