Cleome stricta (Klotzsch) R.A. Graham

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Cleome stricta

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Macuti-Estoril, Beira

Cleome stricta

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Macuti-Estoril, Beira

Cleome stricta

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cleome stricta

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cleome stricta

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cleome stricta

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Cleome stricta

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Symphyostemon strictus Klotzsch.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or spreading perennial herb, up to 60 cm tall. Stems with coarse longish white hairs and scattered shorter glandular hairs. Leaves 3-5-foliolate; leaaflets more or less narrowly obovate, harshly stigilose hairy on both surfaces; veins impressed above, prominent below; petiole up to 2.5 cm long, hairy like the stems. Inflorescences in terminal racemes, fairly dense at first but elongating in fruit. Flowers rose-coloured to purplish, often whitish to yellowish toward the base. Fruit a narrowly linear capsule up to 7 cm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: stricta: very straight, referring to the erect habit.
Habitat: In sandy coastal soils, sometimes as a weed of cultivation in coastal areas
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Coastal areas of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 24 July 2014
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 41.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 198 - 199.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cleome stricta
African Plant Database: Cleome stricta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cleome stricta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cleome stricta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cleome stricta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cleome stricta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cleome stricta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cleome stricta
iNaturalist: Cleome stricta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cleome stricta
JSTOR Plant Science: Cleome stricta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cleome stricta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cleome stricta
Plants of the World Online: Cleome stricta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cleome stricta
Tropicos: Cleome stricta
Wikipedia: Cleome stricta


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: Species information: Cleome stricta.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170090, retrieved 3 August 2020

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