Streptopetalum serratum Hochst.

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Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Streptopetalum serratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb to 50 cm. Leaves heteromorphic; lower leaves pinnatifid or pinnatilobed; upper lanceolate, unlobed, serrate. Racemes 2-12-flowered. Petals yellow to orange. Capsule 7-12 mm, ellipsoid. Seeds clavate, black.
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Derivation of specific name: serratum: serrate, saw-toothed
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Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia southwards to South Africa and Namibia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 21 August 2006
Literature:

Fernandes, R. (1978). Turneraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 367 - 368.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 144. (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.

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Streptopetalum serratum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Streptopetalum serratum
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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: Streptopetalum serratum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140920, retrieved 25 November 2017

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