Tricliceras longepedunculatum (Mast.) R. Fern.
var. longepedunculatum

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Tricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to Gorongosa National Park.

Tricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no 11, Gorongosa National Park.

Tricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no 11, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Wormskioldia longepedunculata Mast.
Common names: Roadside pimpernel (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial herb with annual stems, which are covered in long purple hairs. Although each flower only lasts about one day, they are produced one after another, which makes the plants an attractive sight for an extensive period of time.
Derivation of specific name: longepedunculatum: with a long inflorescence-stalk (peduncle)
Habitat: Found in Brachystegia woodland, grassland and on roadsides.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: From Tanzania to South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Acraea natalica natalica (Food plant)
Acraea oncaea (Food plant)
Acraea caldarena caldarena (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Sunday 8 April 2012

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

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Fernandes, R. (1978). Turneraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 358 - 359.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 235. (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 81.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 78, plate 105

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

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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Flora of Botswana: Tricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum
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Flora of Malawi: Tricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum
Flora of Zambia: Tricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tricliceras longepedunculatum
African Plant Database: Tricliceras longepedunculatum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum., retrieved 4 December 2022

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