Triaspis hypericoides (DC.) Burch.
subsp. nelsonii (Oliv.) Immelman

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Triaspis hypericoides subsp. nelsonii

Photo: Coleen Mannheimer
Karos camp, Etosha National Park

Triaspis hypericoides subsp. nelsonii

Photo: Coleen Mannheimer
Karos camp, Etosha National Park

Triaspis hypericoides subsp. nelsonii

Photo: Coleen Mannheimer
Karos camp, Etosha National Park

Triaspis hypericoides subsp. nelsonii

Photo: Coleen Mannheimer
Karos camp, Etosha National Park

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Synonyms: Triaspis nelsonii Oliv. subsp. nelsonii
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect, suberect, scandent or straggling shrub up to 1 m high. Leaves nearly sessile or petiole less than 5 mm long; lamina 1.5-3.5 cm long, ovate or oblong-ovate, pale green or glaucous; apex usually finely apiculate; underside usually with 2-4 small glands near the base. Flowers distinctly zygomorphic. Petals 8-10 mm, obovate, ± spathulate, mauve, purplish or purplish-blue, fimbriate and shortly unguiculate. Ovary densely sericeous. Samara with lateral wing 2-4 cm in diameter, circular, slightly notched at the apex; dorsal wing obliquely lanceolate.
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Worldwide distribution: Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Launert, E. (1963). Malpighiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 118 - 119. As Triaspis nelsonii nelsonii

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 60.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triaspis hypericoides
African Plant Database: Triaspis hypericoides
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Triaspis hypericoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Triaspis hypericoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Triaspis hypericoides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Triaspis hypericoides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Triaspis hypericoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Triaspis hypericoides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Triaspis hypericoides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triaspis hypericoides
Ispot Southern Africa: Triaspis hypericoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Triaspis hypericoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triaspis hypericoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triaspis hypericoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Triaspis hypericoides
Tropicos: Triaspis hypericoides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Triaspis hypericoides subsp. nelsonii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133600, retrieved 17 October 2017

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