Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Tetragonia decumbens Mill.

Tetragonia decumbens


Family: Aizoaceae
Full name: Tetragonia decumbens Mill.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: ID not 100% certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Duinespinasie, Kinkelbossie
English common name(s): Dune spinach, Sea spinach
Synonym(s): Aizoon perfoliatum L.f.
Tetragonia obovata Haw.
Tetragonia perfoliata (L.f.) Druce
Tetragonia tetrapteris Haw.
Tetragonia zeyheri Fenzl
Status: Native
Description: Suffrutescent, decumbent, branches woody at the base, annual ones elongate, simple or with short branchlets at the base, rough from papulæ; leaves broad-ovate, cuneate, subsessile, or ovate, rhomboid-ovate or oblong, attenuated in a short, broad petiole, superior ones spathulate-oblong, flat; flowers axillary, 3–5, aggregated, on unequal pedicels, disposed in a very long, interrupted-leafy raceme; leafy bracts ovate or spathulate; fruit 6–9 lines long, suborbicular, 4–5-winged, papulose-leprose, wings often alternate with tubercles. Bi-triennial, 1–1.5 foot high, primary branches as thick as a goose's quill, with or without axillary fasciculate branchlets, leaves broadly-petiolate, rotundate. (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
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: 08 Jul 2006
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/320 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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