Limeum fenestratum (Fenzl) Heimerl
var. fenestratum

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Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

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Synonyms: Semonvillea fenestrata Fenzl
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Status: Native
Erect or procumbent branched annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 90 cm tall. Leaves alternate, sub-opposite or clustered, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1-7 cm long; margin entire. Flowers whitish, widely spaced in a very open, branched terminal inflorescence. Fruit splitting into 2 mericarps, flattened, round, surrounded by a radiately veined wing.
Derivation of specific name: fenestratum: from fenestra - a window, referring to the transparent wing of the fruits
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland and as a weed of cultivation.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
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Content last updated: Monday 2 July 2018

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 532 - 533.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 404. as Limeum fenestratum (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 98. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 15. under Aizoaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 87.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 195.

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Flora of Botswana: Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum
Flora of Mozambique: Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum
Flora of Zambia: Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Limeum fenestratum
African Plant Database: Limeum fenestratum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Limeum fenestratum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Limeum fenestratum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Limeum fenestratum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Limeum fenestratum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Limeum fenestratum
JSTOR Plant Science: Limeum fenestratum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Limeum fenestratum
Plants of the World Online: Limeum fenestratum
Tropicos: Limeum fenestratum
Wikipedia: Limeum fenestratum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum., retrieved 3 March 2024

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