African Plant Database

Zornia milneana Mohlenbr.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 15: 325 (1961)
Information on the genus : Zornia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial (rarely annual) herb, prostrate or suberect with sparsely to densely pubescent stems 8-75 cm long, usually much branched at base; leaves 4-folliolate, densely glandular-punctate; petals yellow or orange; pod with hooked bristles, eglandular.
Ecology : Sandy grasslands, floodplain grasslannd; Brachystegia, Terminalia-Parinari woodland, also other types of woodland; old cultivations; usually on sandy soils; 900-1900 m alt.
  Variable in shape and size of leaflets (linear to elliptic).
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa.
  Forms similar to Z. capensis exist.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • TREGOLD M.H., H.M. BIEGEL & H. ASHTON (1986). Food plants of Zimbabwe: With Old and New Ways of Preparation : 62
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