Triumfetta sonderi

Botanical name

Triumfetta sonderi

Other names

Waaierbossie or spinnekopbossie (Afrikaans)

Family 

Tiliacea, the linden family

Dimensions

Small, bushy shrub of about 35 cm in height

Description of stem

Branched, multiple stems

Description of leaves

Simple, alternate, ovate, margins toothed

Description of flowers

Small starshaped flowers with light yellow petals and many stamens, appearing during summer

Desciption of seed/fruit

Distinctive long, pinkish-red hairs arranged in a round brush cover the spherical fruit and add even more to the plant's attractive appearance than the flowers

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Propagation and cultivation

Not known to be cultivated; might make a useful garden subject

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Uses

 

Ecological rarity

not threatened 

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Other

 

Location

Sunny grassland and rocky areas

Distribution (SA provinces)

Gauteng; Limpopo; Northwest

Country

South Africa; Botswana

Category: Shrubs
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