Zornia capensis Pers.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Zornia capensis Pers. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000176538. Accessed on: 02 Jun 2020'

Morphology

Standard yellow, often lined with red or purple, 8.5–10 × 9–10 mm; wings yellow; keel yellow or greenish.

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    Fruits 15–23 mm long, of 4–7 articles; each article 2–2.5(3.2) mm long and wide, glabrous and glandular or with few to many glabrous or retrorsely pubescent bristles.

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    Seeds pale brown, 1.8–2.3 × 1.2–1.5 × 0.6 mm, ellipsoid-reniform, slightly beaked at one end beyond the small eccentric hilum.

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    Leaves 4-foliolate (rarely less); leaflets 5–30 × 2–8(9) mm, lanceolate, or narrowly elliptic, acute and apiculate at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous or slightly pubescent, densely glandular-punctate or sometimes mostly glandular-punctate along the margins; petiole 5–18 mm long; petiolules 0.2–1 mm long, glabrous or pubescent; stipules 5–15 mm long including the 1.5–5 mm long spur, 1.5–3 mm wide, narrowly to broadly lanceolate, glabrous, punctate or not.

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    Stems mostly much branched at the base, usually glabrous but sometimes slightly pubescent (very rarely densely pubescent).

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    Calyx tube 1.5–2 mm long; lobes 2.5–3.5 mm long.

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    Inflorescences 1.5–20 cm long; peduncle 2–4 cm long; bracts 6–14 × 2.5–5.5 mm, elliptic to ovate, acute, glabrous or the margins distinctly ciliate, sparsely to densely pellucid-punctate.

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    Perennial herb (rarely annual) with decumbent or prostrate stems 15–75 cm long.

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    Perennial herb with prostrate or decumbent stems, up to 6.5 dm. long, from a slender fibrous rootstock.

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    Stipules lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate, up to 12(–15) mm. long.

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    Leaves 4-foliolate; terminal leaflets of upper leaves lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, up to 22 × 3 mm., often much smaller, acute, apiculate, glabrous or with a few hairs on the midrib and margin, ± glandular-punctate beneath; lateral leaflets smaller; leaves towards the middle of the stem larger; leaflets of lower leaves smaller and proportionally broader.

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    Legume up to 18 mm. long and 7-seeded, often much shorter; segments 2.5 × 2 mm., variously clothed.

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    Petals lemon-yellow or orange marked with reddish; standard up to 8.5 mm. long.

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    Calyx ± 3.5 mm. long.

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    Flowers longer than the bracts.

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    Bracts ovate or elliptic, acute, usually longer than the internodes, beset with glands, glabrous.

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    Slender, wiry, glandular-punctate subshrub. Leaves 2- or 4-foliolate, leaflets elliptic; stipules leafy, peltate. Flowers in interrupted spikes, concealed by large, peltate bracts, yellow. Pods segmented and fragmenting, reticulate-tuberculate.

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    Habitat

    Grasslands, 400-1000 m.

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    Distribution

    Knysna to Mpumalanga.

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      Bibliography

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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