Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Aizoon schellenbergii Adamson

Aizoon schellenbergii


Family: Aizoaceae
Full name: Aizoon schellenbergii Adamson
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Skaapbossie, Basterskaapvygie
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Aizoon fruticosum L.f. (1782)
Status: Native
Description: Shrubs with sprawling branches, woody stems 15-40 cm high, young internode covered by short, white, appressed hairs, older internode glabrous and pale; leaves alternate, obovate, narrowing into a short petiole, folded upwards, 5-15 mm long, 3-6 mm broad; flowers on short shoots. apparently solitary, perigone with scattered uppressed hairs outside, glabrous inside, 3-6 mm long, stamens numerous; fruit obovoid, longer than wide, rounded at the top, 5 locules. (from Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae A-E, HEK Hartmann)

Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 16 Dec 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/250 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 03 Oct 2022

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