Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Aptosimum arenarium Engl.


Aptosimum arenarium

Branch with dried leaves



Family: Scrophulariaceae
Full name: Aptosimum arenarium Engl.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Endemic
Description: A glandular-pubescent undershrub a few inches to 1.5 ft. high. Branches ascending about 1.5 lin. in diam. rather densely leafy above, leafless and spinescent below; spines about 0.5 in. long, usually straight. Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 in. long, 1.5-2.5 lin. broad, acute, scabrid on both surfaces, often with tufts of small leaves in their axils. Flowers subsessile. Calyx-tube very short; segments broadly oblanceolate, 0.25 in. long, broadest above the middle, acute, 1-nerved. Corolla about 0.75 in. long, the narrowest part of the tube as long as the calyx, sparingly pilose outside; lobes broadly obovate, subequal. Anthers slightly hairy. Capsule shorter than the calyx, broadly obovate, compressed at the apex, slightly emarginate, pubescent. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Tropical Africa)
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: 21 Sep 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/200 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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