Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Forsskaolea hereroensis Schinz

Forsskaolea hereroensis


Family: Urticaceae
Full name: Forsskaolea hereroensis Schinz
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Namib nettle, Herero nettle
Synonym(s): -
Status: Near-endemic
Description: Flowers clustered in axils, inconspicuous, but cupped below with very distinctive slender hairy bracts tapering to a sharp papery tip. (from Wildflowers of the southern Namib by C.Mannheimer et. al.)

Woody annual herb up to 1 m high, much branched. Stems with curved broad-based, stiff hairs interspersed with shorter puberulous hairs. Leaves lanceolate to ovate, 17-40 x 10-26 mm, apex broadly acute, base decurrent, margin with teeth obsolete or in up to 4 pairs, with broad-based curved hairs, upper surface with scattered slender hooked hairs, lower surface usually with dense white wool, wool thinner on veins which often have curved broad-based, stiff hairs; petiole 10-30 mm long; stipules broadly ovate, apex abruptly acuminate, base cordate, membranous with thicker midrib, fringed with long stiff hairs. Inflorescence with (6-)8-12-lobed involucre, dimensions of lobes as in key, otherwise as for genus. Flowers as for genus. Achenes shortly stipitate, ovoid, 2.5-3.0 x 1.50-2.25 mm, dark brown. (from JSTOR Global Plants website)
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: 19 Dec 2006
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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