Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. subsp. garipensis (E.Mey.) Goyder

Pergularia daemia subsp garipensis


Family: Asclepiadaceae
Full name: Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. subsp. garipensis (E.Mey.) Goyder
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Boontjierank
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Daemia garipensis E.Mey. (1837)
Pergularia daemia var. leiocarpa (K.Schum.) H.Huber
Daemia cordifolia var. leiocarpa K.Schum.
Status: Native
Description: Stem twining, very finely puberulous or glabrous; leaves probably somewhat fleshy; petiole 0.333–1 in. long, puberulous; blade 0.75–1.75 in. long, 0.5–1.25 in. broad, broadly ovate, acuminate, deeply cordate at the base, with a broad obtuse sinus more or less enclosed by the incurved rounded basal-lobes, green and glabrous on both sides or with a few very minute hairs on the veins beneath; racemes (including the peduncles) 3–6 in. long, glabrous or nearly so on all parts except the corolla; pedicels 6–10 lin. long; sepals erect, 1.333–1.666 lin. long, 0.666 lin. broad, lanceolate, acute; corolla glabrous outside; tube 1.5–2.25 lin. long, campanulate; lobes 3–4 lin. long, 2–2.25 lin. broad, ovate-oblong, obtuse, broadly bordered with white woolly hairs on the inner face, otherwise glabrous; outer corona at the base of the staminal column, submembranous, annular at the base, 5-lobed; lobes quadrate, truncate; inner corona-lobes arising 0.5– 0.666 lin. above the base of the staminal column, 2 lin. long, fleshy, gradually tapering from the base to a subulate point, much exceeding and incurved over the staminal column, their basal spurs 0.5– 0.75 lin. long, horizontally spreading; staminal column 2 lin. long; follicles solitary (always?), about 2 in. long, lanceolate, tapering into a short beak, covered with soft bristles, otherwise glabrous; seeds 2.5–3 lin. long, 2 lin. broad, ovate, plano-convex, minutely tomentose on both sides. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)

Subglabrous desert form with soft processes on follicles. (from

Stems smooth. (from
Glabrous stems. (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: 17 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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