Angolan Sesame

Sesamum angolense

Sesamum angolense photo © by Michael Plagens

Roadside vegetation west of Kabarnet, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

FLOWERS: The lavender-colored, tubular flowers have a large, expanded lower lip with distinct nectar-guide lines. Borne in small groups in the leaf axils at the terminus.

FRUIT: Upright capsules.

HERB: A tall, mostly herbaceous plant with one or a few stems.

LEAVES: The simple leaves are alternate on the stems and have smooth margins. Veins prominent on the undersides.

fruit of Sesamum angolense photo © by Michael Plagens

Pedaliaceae -- Sesame Family

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Kenya Natural History

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