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Montinia caryophyllacea Thunb.


Montinia caryophyllacea

Leaves and fruit capsules



Family: Montiniaceae
Full name: Montinia caryophyllacea Thunb.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Peperbos, Peperbossie, Bergklapper, Bergklapperbos, T'iena, Wilde naeltjiebos
English common name(s): Wild clove-bush, Pepperbush
Synonym(s): Montinia acris L.f.
Montinia frutescens Gaertn.
Status: Native
Description: Semi-deciduous, lax shrub. LEAVES simple; linear-oblong to broadly lanceolate to elliptic, 15–70 mm long; pale green, smooth, with a dull, waxy coating; margin entire. INFLORESCENCE male and female flowers on separate plants. FLOWERS small, waxy, white; male flowers shallow, in small terminal sprays; female flowers solitary with a large inferior ovary below the small, flat corolla. FRUIT a papery-woody, ovoid capsule, 15–20 mm long, splitting into two valves. SEEDS flat, with a membranous wing. (from Tree Atlas of Namibia)
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 Mar 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/500 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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