Tricliceras lobatum (Urb.) R. Fern.

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Tricliceras lobatum

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Along road to Buye Rotanda, Sussundenga District

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Synonyms: Wormskioldia lobata Urb.
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Status: Native
Erect annual herb. Stems up to 1 m long, simple or branched, sparsely set with short yellowish-brown, swollen-based bristles. Leaves heteromorphic. Lower leaves up to 5 cm long, elliptic, un lobed and shortly petiolate; other leaves sessile, lanceolate, up to 15 cm long, with 1-4 blunt, shallow lobes in the lower half of the lamina lobed in the lower half; lobes often with a sissile gland at the top. Flowers 1-4 per raceme on slender peduncles up to 9 cm long, lengthening up to 20 cm in fruit. Petals 15-20 mm long, pale yellow to orange, rarely white. Capsule 4-7 cm long, narrowly linear, beaked, hairless, held at right angles or deflexed to the peduncle.
Derivation of specific name: lobatum: lobed
Habitat: On rocky outcrops, in mopane woodland, secondary vegetation or as a weed in old fields, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 26 May 2012

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

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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 81.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 59. as Wormskioldia lobata

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 227.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tricliceras lobatum., retrieved 30 November 2023

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