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Keywords in this picture :
- Lamina leaf blade
- Leaf blade margin
- Leaf parts
- Flower part
- Flower & fruit
- Plant parts
Places where this species can be found :
- Grand Anse - GRENADA
- Clabony, above Bylands - GRENADA
DescriptionWeak shrub to 1.5m; 2 conspicuous, prominent glands on leaf stalk; blades lanceolate, 1.5-8cm long; corolla yellow, petals 1-2cm; fruit 6-10mm splitting, with many 2.5mm seeds each with white fleshy aril. T. subulata is similar but has cream petals with a dark spot at the base. A pantropical weed, possibly native but now a pantropicaql weed. Apparently the local name Politicia's flower refer to the opening of the flowers first thing in the morning and closing 2-4 hours later (Howard).
InterestTurnera - honour of William Turner (c. 1508 -1568), the 'Father of English Botany', cleryman, physician and herbalist.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
NotesWeed in thicket.