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Cleome gynandra L.


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Cleome gynandra

Flowers



Family: Capparaceae
Full name: Cleome gynandra L.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Oorpeultjie, Snotterbelletjie, Oorpynpeultjie, Palmbossie, Inheemse kool, Vingerblaartee
English common name(s): African cabbage, Spider-wisp, Spider-wisp cleome, Cat's whiskers, Spider weed, Spider flower, African herbage, Bastard mustard, African Herbage
Synonym(s): Cleome acuta Schumach. & Thonn. fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Cleome candelabrum Sims fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Cleome denticulata (DC.) Schult.f. fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Cleome eckloniana Schrad. fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Cleome heterotricha Burch.
Cleome pentaphylla L. fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Cleome triphylla L. fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Gynandropsis denticulata DC. fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Gynandropsis heterotricha (Burch.) DC.
Gynandropsis pentaphylla (L.) DC.
Gynandropsis triphylla (L.) DC. fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Pedicellaria gynandra (L.) Chiov. fide Fl. Somalia (1993) I, 56
Pedicellaria pentaphylla (L.) Schrank fide Fl. Cameroun 29, 52
Status: Native
Description: Flowers rose pink or white.

Stamens on 1-2 cm long stalk makes this species unmistakeable. (from za.ispot.org.uk website / Lize von Staden)

Much-branched annual herb, covered in glandular hairs, strongly aromatic when crushed. Leaves palmate with 3-5 obovate leaflets; margins shallowly dentate. Flowers in a terminal raceme; petals white, fading pinkish; stamens purple, borne on a long stalk. Fruit a long linear capsule. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  208293 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 21 Mar 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/640 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 21 Mar 2018


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