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Plagiochasma rupestre (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Steph.

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Plagiochasma rupestre

Image 1
03 Apr 2018

Plagiochasma rupestre

Image 2
03 Apr 2018

Family: Aytoniaceae#
Full name: Plagiochasma rupestre (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Steph.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Cliff waxwort
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: Plagiochasma rupestre has a distinctive bluish-green, branching thallus with purplish margins. The dorsal surface contains minute epidermal pores which are bounded by a ring of 4-5 cells. The ventral surface has two types of rhizoids as well as unusually well developed, deep crimson scales which exhibit a considerable variety in form and structure. Female and male gametangia are borne in receptacles on the dorsal thallus surface. (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
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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