Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Monsonia senegalensis Guill. & Perr.

Monsonia senegalensis


Family: Geraniaceae
Full name: Monsonia senegalensis Guill. & Perr.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Pienk angelbossie
English common name(s): Annual dysentery-flower, Pink-flowered crane's bill, Pink crane's-bill
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: Flowers pink with dark pink venations, stamens light yellow.

Prostrate or decumbent, multi-stemmed, sometimes aromatic, annual, 5-30 cm high. Stems , peduncles and pedicels pubescent or pilose with straight erect hairs, rarely with curved hairs. Flowers pink to deep pink, rarely mauve to violet. Single flowered. (from A Monograph of Monsonia L. (Geraniaceae), Venter, 1979)

Prostrate, decumbent or suberect annual herb, branching from a slightly woody base. Stems up to 40 cm long, densely covered in gland-tipped hairs. Leaves sometimes apparently opposite, ovate, up to c. 4 x 3 cm, cordate at the base; margin toothed. Flowers usually solitary, leaf-opposed or sometimes axillary, pink with darker veins; petals often shallowly lobed at the apex; stamens 15. Fruit, including the erect rostrum, 7-10.5 cm long. (from Flora of Zimbabwe 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: 12 Apr 2009
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/1000 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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