Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Hypertelis umbellata (Forssk.) Thulin

Hypertelis umbellata

Leaves and root

Family: Molluginaceae
Full name: Hypertelis umbellata (Forssk.) Thulin
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Pharnaceum umbellatum Forssk.
Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia Fenzl (1824)
Status: Native
Description: Small annual herb, often multi-stemmed from the base, up to c. 20 cm tall. Stems rigid, pale brownish, erect or ascending. Leaves in whorls of c. 6, up to c. 2 cm long, along the stems, sessile, linear, often bluish-green, hairless. Basal leaves obovate, oblanceolate or spathulate. Inflorescences pedunculate on pedicels 5-18 mm long, 3-5 mm in diameter, greenish-white. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)

Prostrate herbs, branchlets glaucous. Radical leaves to 1.3 cm, spathulate, obtuse, rosulate, cauline leaves to 1.5 cm, leaner, apiculate, subsessile. Cymes terminal, polycasial, umbellate; bracts subulate; flowers ca 3 mm across; pedicel ca 5 mm; sepals 5, ca. 2 mm, elliptic, obtuse subequal; stamens 6-8; ovary 3-lobed, 3-celled; styles 3. Capsule to 3 mm across, ellipsoid; seeds many, ovoid. (from
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: 01 Mar 2009
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/640 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 03 Oct 2022

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