Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Tetragonia macroptera Pax


Tetragonia macroptera

Habit



Family: Aizoaceae
Full name: Tetragonia macroptera Pax
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Tetragonia calycina Fenzl
Status: Native
Description: Perennial up to 50 cm high, diffuse, much-branched. Young stems pruinose-papulose, with decurrent ridges, the older terete, pale-coloured, almost smooth. Leaves 2–2.5 x 0.2–0.6 cm, subfleshy, lanceolate, expanded, folded or slightly revolute, papulose especially on the inferior surface, narrowed at base into a petiole up to 4 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or geminate, disposed in a loose nearly leafless raceme. Flowers up to 3 mm long, greenish or yellowish, with slender pedicels 1–2 cm long, elongating at the fruiting stage. Perianth-segments 4, 2–3 mm long, oblong, acute and papulose. Stamens c. 15, with linear-oblong anthers more or less as long as the filaments. Ovary wholly inferior, 2–4-locular; styles 2–4, very slightly longer than the stamens. Fruit up to 2.5 cm long and wide, suborbicular, 2–4-locular, (3)4-winged, notched at top, rounded or rather abruptly narrowed at the base; wings firm, with reticulate veins and distinct intermediate ridges. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Zambesiaca)
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/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/50 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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