Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Vahlia capensis (L.f.) Thunb. var. vulgaris Bridson


Vahlia capensis var vulgaris

Leaves and flowers



Family: Vahliaceae
Full name: Vahlia capensis (L.f.) Thunb. var. vulgaris Bridson
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Toiingbossie
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: Few- or several-stemmed plants, 7–38 cm tall, stems and leaves sparsely to densely glandular-hairy or occasionally glabrous. Leaves rarely linear, more often linear-lanceolate or occasionally oblanceolate, (1)1.5-(7) mm wide. Petals up to 4.5 x 2.5 mm. Filaments with basal appendage absent or variously shaped but not exceeding 0.9(1) x 0.6 mm or 0.8 x 0.7 mm. (from JSTOR Global Plants website)
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/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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