Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Sesamum triphyllum Welw. ex Asch. var. triphyllum


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Sesamum triphyllum var triphyllum

Leaves and flower



Family: Pedaliaceae
Full name: Sesamum triphyllum Welw. ex Asch. var. triphyllum
Location: Namib desert along C28 (2215CD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Oliebossie, Wilde stokrose, Seeroogblom, Aprilbaadjie, Bokboontjie, Brandogie, Brandboontjie, Wilde sesam
English common name(s): Wild sesame, Thunderbolt flower
Synonym(s): Sesamum gibbosum Bremek. & Oberm.
Sesamum lepidotum Schinz
Status: Native
Description: Corolla lobes pink to mauve with darker purple throat.
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  172237  264655 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 12 Jun 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014


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