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Sesamum capense Burm.f.

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Sesamum capense

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21 Dec 2008

Sesamum capense

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21 Dec 2008

Sesamum capense

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21 Mar 2008

Sesamum capense

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21 Mar 2008

Family: Pedaliaceae
Full name: Sesamum capense Burm.f.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Aprilbaadjie, Seeroogblaar
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: Stem erect, simple or branched, 0.5–6 ft. high, slender or stout, angular and sulcate or subterete, more or less mealy-glandular in the upper part, otherwise glabrous; leaves digitately 5–3-foliolate; leaflets obovate-oblong to linear or lanceolate, subobtuse or obtuse, entire, narrowed at the base into a petiolule, or the outer sessile or fusing below, the intermediate the longest, 1–2.5 in. long, 1–9 lin. broad, rarely more or less mealy-glandular on both sides, glaucous above; petioles 3–1 in. long, subebracteolate; nectaries sessile; calyx 2.5 lin. long, more or less pubescent; segments lanceolate, acuminate; corolla violet outside, violet-purple inside, pubescent, obliquely campanulate; tube up to 1 in. long, very slightly curved at the base; lobes about 0.5 in. long, subequal; capsule 1.5–1.75 in. long, 3–4 lin. broad, sparingly pubescent, each valve strongly 3-nerved and produced at the base into 2 rounded or obscurely 3-lobed knobs or short horns, beak about 5 lin. long, subulate-acuminate from a triangular base; seeds 4 lin. long including the wing which runs all round, faces muriculate-foveolate. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
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