Trichodesma angustifolium Harv.

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Trichodesma angustifolium

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village

Trichodesma angustifolium

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village

Trichodesma angustifolium

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village

Trichodesma angustifolium

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village

Trichodesma angustifolium

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village

Trichodesma angustifolium

Photo: Tony Benn
Sedibeng Village

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Synonyms: Trichodesma lanceolatum Schinz
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb with stems up to 60 cm long. Leaves linear to linear-elliptic, 2–7 cm long, with tuberculate short appressed bristly hairs on both surfaces. Inflorescences 1–5 cm long, 2–8 flowered, terminal, sometimes solitary flowers in leaf upper axils; pedicels 1-2 cm long, up to 3 cm in fruit, appressed bristly hairy. Sepals lanceolate, 9–12 mm long, cordate at the base, becoming ovate and papery, up to 25 x 20 mm in fruit. Corolla blue or sometimes pinkish-blue, 12–22 mm long; lobes ovate with along acuminate apex, reflexed over the sepals.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustifolium: with narrow leaves.
Habitat: In open grassland, often in stony or sandy places.
Altitude range: 0 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, northern Cape South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 336. (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 96.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trichodesma angustifolium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trichodesma angustifolium
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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: Trichodesma angustifolium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=172330, retrieved 26 May 2020

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