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Cleome suffruticosa Schinz

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Cleome suffruticosa

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05 Mar 2009

Cleome suffruticosa

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05 Mar 2009

Cleome suffruticosa

Image 3
18 Mar 2007

Cleome suffruticosa

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Dry stem
18 Mar 2007

Cleome suffruticosa

Image 5
21 Mar 2008

Cleome suffruticosa

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Flowers and seed pods
23 Mar 2008

Family: Capparaceae
Full name: Cleome suffruticosa Schinz
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Shrubby spiderplant, Spider plant, Spiderplant, Shrubby cleome
Synonym(s): Polanisia suffruticosa (Schinz) Pax fide Fl. S. Africa 13: 133
Status: Native
Description: Yellow flowers (similar to C. foliosa).

Erect, rigid annual herb 20-60 cm tall, often freely branched from the base. Stems striate, viscid glandular-pubescent; pubescence of dense, short stipitate glands. Leaves 5(-7)-foliolate, petiolate; petioles up to 4 cm long, glandular-pubescent; leaflets lanceolate to obovate-oblanceolate, 1-4 cm long, 2-5-10 mm broad, becoming progressively smaller towards the inflorescence and grading into the bracts, obtuse to acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, glandular-pubescent especially on the margins and nerves below. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, stout, stiffly erect, elongating in fruit; bracts 3-foliolate, resembling the leaves but smaller, shortly petiolate to almost sessile, glandular-pubescent; pedicels 1-2 cm long. Sepals ovate-elliptic to lanceolate, 4-7 mm long, acute to acuminate, glandular-puberulous outside. Petals yellow, often reflexed, obovate, 1-2-2 cm long, 5-12 mm broad, narrowed to a distinct claw at the base. Stamens 12-24, all fertile, unequal, with 4-5(-7) longer and stouter than the rest, equalling the pe ... (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  208296  208297 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 21 Mar 2018

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