Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Ondetia linearis Benth.

Ondetia linearis


Family: Asteraceae
Full name: Ondetia linearis Benth.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Endemic
Description: Decumbent diffusely branching herb, suffruticose at the base, pale green, puberulous-glandular, about 9 in. high; branches narrowly alate above. Leaves linear, acute, apiculate, sessile, narrowly decurrent, distantly denticulate often obsoletely so, 1–2 in. long by 0.0625– 0.167 in. wide. Capitula subglobose, 0.75 in. wide by 0.5 in. high, solitary, sessile, with bract-like leaves at base. Scales of involucre pluriseriate, scarious, obtuse or subacute, mucronate, ciliate, otherwise nearly glabrous; inner lanceolate, outer successively short, outermost subrotund. Fl. subtended by linear-lanceolate ciliate paleæ longer than themselves. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Tropical Africa)
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: 27 Apr 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/640 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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