Cleome angustifolia Forssk.
subsp. diandra (Burch.) Kers

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Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Cleome diandra Burch.
Dianthera burchelliana Klotzsch ex Sond.
Dianthera petersiana Klotzsch ex Sond.
Polanisia diandra (Burch.) Dur. & Schinz
Common names: Yellow mouse-whiskers (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender erect herb, up to 75 cm tall. Leaves palmately compound with 3-9 linear leaflets, 1-4 cm long, glabrous. Flowers in a lax terminal inflorescence, bright golden yellow with purple spots near the base of the petals. Fertile stamens 2, up to 4 cm long. Capsule 5-10 cm long, linear.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In mopane woodland and other dry woodland, sometimes as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 12 June 2013
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 83. as Cleome angustifolia (Includes a picture).

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 32.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 44.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 201 - 204. As Cleome diandra (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cleome angustifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cleome angustifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cleome angustifolia
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Cleome angustifolia
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124310, retrieved 12 November 2019

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