1. Family: Cleomaceae Airy Shaw
    1. Genus: Cleome L.
      1. Cleome maculata (Sond.) Szyszyl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Zimbabwe to Free State.

    [FZ]

    Capparidaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Erect annual herb c. 0.3 m. tall, usually branched; stems striate, glabrous or minutely and sparsely asperous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–5-foliolate, leaflets 1–3.5 x 0.05–0.15 cm., linear, subacute, minutely and sparsely asperous-puberulous or glabrous; petioles up to 2.5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of lax terminal racemes; bracts up to 1 mm. long, linear, caducous; pedicels up to 7 mm. long, slender, sparsely setulose-puberulous.
    Calyx
    Sepals 1.5–2 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate, acute, setulose-puberulous on the keel and margins.
    Corolla
    Petals pink to violet, the two slightly shorter upper ones having a median, bright yellow, dark violet or purple-margined band, 1–1.5 x 0.15–0.25 cm.; lamina oblong-elliptic, blunt at the apex or somewhat apiculate, with a basal claw as long as or almost as long as the lamina.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6–8, slightly connate at the base; 2–4 longer and fertile on slender filaments, as long as the petals; anther-thecae c. 2 mm. long, linear-oblong; 2–4 sterile stamens slightly shorter with a clavate swelling at the top of the filaments and reduced, abortive anther-thecae up to 0.75 mm. long which are occasionally partially fertile.
    Pistil
    Ovary linear, sparsely puberulous, on a gynophore c. 0.5 mm. long; style c. 1 mm. long; stigma subcapitate.
    Fruits
    Capsule 4–10 x 0.25 cm., on a glabrous gynophore up to 1 cm. long; valves linear, tapering to both ends, very sparsely puberulous or glabrous, with 3–4 longitudinal nerves; persistent style up to 7 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, c. 1.5 mm. in diam., transversely ridged.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Free State, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Cleome maculata (Sond.) Szyszyl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    unknown [393], South Africa K000230774
    Burke [294], South Africa K000230773 syntype

    First published in Polypet. Thalam. Rehmann.: 17 (1887)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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