African Plant Database

Triumfetta heliocarpa K. Schum.
Family : Tiliaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 131 (1892)
Information on the genus : Triumfetta
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Triumfetta welwitschii Mast. var. welwitschii (- fide Cheek in F.T.E.A.)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Triumfetta mastersii var. heliocarpa (K. Schum.) Sprague & Hutch.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Triumfetta welwitschii var. descampsii (De Wild. & T. Durand) Brenan
=Triumfetta welwitschii Mast. var. welwitschii
=Triumfetta welwitschii Mast. (1868)
=Triumfetta descampsii De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Triumfetta rehmannii Szyszyl.
=Triumfetta mastersii Baker f.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with annual stems from a woody rootstock; flowers developing before the leaves on the first shoots, and some purely vegetative leafy shoots appearing later in the growing season; stems 20-45 cm tall.
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland, open grassy areas. – Flowers as a rule just before the rains but only expands its leaves fully during the rainy season; 1000 m alt. Near T. welwitschii.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1963). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 2[1]: 69-70
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