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Blepharis mitrata C.B.Clarke


Blepharis mitrata

Young plant



Family: Acanthaceae
Full name: Blepharis mitrata C.B.Clarke
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: ID not 100% certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Klapperbossie
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Acanthopsis carduifolia auct. - non Schinz-- misapplied name
Blepharis acaulis auct. - non Lindau-- misapplied name
Blepharis villosa C.B.Clarke
Status: Native
Description: Glabrescent, except the inflorescence; stems 2–6 in. long, harsh; leaves often approximated in fours, the lower pair reduced to pinnate spines, the upper pair 0.5–1.5 x 0.167– 0.333 in., oblong or elliptic, sinuate, remotely spine-toothed; petiole 0– 0.2 in.; spikes 1 in. long, ovoid, subsessile, of 2–5 flowers; bracts 1 x 0.333 in., obovate, puberulous glaucescent without, with 7–9 marginal spines; bracteoles 0.5 in. long, linear-lanceolate; calyx pubescent without, hairy within; anticous segment 0.333 in. long; posticous sepal 0.666 in. long; corolla 0.75 in. long, pale blue; ovary surmounted by a large ovoid cap, hollow with a ring of long white hairs inside near the top. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
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: 15 Jun 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/100 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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