Cleretum papulosum

Not long ago the genus Cleretum had only three members. Because there are no clear characteristics for separating Clertum and Dorotheanthus, in 2012 it was decided to combine the two genera. This means that the species in  Dorotheanthus have been transferred to Cleretum, which as a result of this now contains 14 species.

C. papulosum is a trailing annual with strap- to racket-shaped leaves to 3 cm long.
The small yellow flowers appear from July to October.
The plants are widespread from Namaqualand and Bushmanland to Mossel Bay; they are
often locally abundant on sandy/loamy soils, especially in disturbed spots.

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