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Rogeria longiflora (Royen) J.Gay ex DC.

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Rogeria longiflora

Image 1
06 Aug 2014

Rogeria longiflora

Image 2
02 Jul 2006

Rogeria longiflora

Image 3
02 Jul 2006

Rogeria longiflora

Image 4
03 May 2014

Rogeria longiflora

Image 5
03 May 2014

Rogeria longiflora

Image 6
Dried fruit
08 Aug 2010

Family: Pedaliaceae
Full name: Rogeria longiflora (Royen) J.Gay ex DC.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Witblom, Djirrie witblom
English common name(s): White flower, White-flowered rogeria
Synonym(s): Martynia longiflora Royen
Pedalium longiflorum (Royen) Decne
Status: Native
Description: Leaves: blueish green and margins nearly entire. Flowers: corolla tube elongated and slender, slightly curved, at the base with a large sac-like spur. Fruits: with two conical "spines" near the base of the fruit on the ventral (i.e. adaxial side) which, however, may the reduced to nearly missing, fruits extremely woody (sclerified) and lasting for many years (from personal communication with Prof H-D Ihlenfeldt)

Stem mealy-glandular only at the very top; leaves ovate to rotundate-ovate, subentire with a somewhat wavy margin, obtuse at the apex, subacute to subtruncate at the base, 2–3.5 in. long, 1.5–3.5 in. broad, mealy-glandular and glaucous below, boldly 3-nerved; flowers 2–1 in the axils of the leaves; pedicels densely mealy-glandular, up to 2 lin. long; calyx 3 lin. long; segments lanceolate, subequal; corolla white (Meerburg); tube subcylindric, more or less asymmetrically widened at the base, 2–2.5 in. long, 1.5 lin. wide at the middle, 3 lin. wide near the base, not glandular; limb 1.25–1.5 in. in diam.; lobes about 5 lin. long and broad excepting the lowermost which is somewhat longer; fruit oblong, 2 in. long, including the beak with 1 recurved short spine on each side of the base. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  234472  264687 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
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