Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Adenia pechuelii (Engl.) Harms

Adenia pechuelii

Young plant with leaves

Family: Passifloraceae
Full name: Adenia pechuelii (Engl.) Harms
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Wüstenkohlrabi (German)
English common name(s): Elephants-foot, Desert kohlrabi
Synonym(s): Echinothamnus pechuelii Engl.
Status: Endemic
Description: Woody perennial, reaching over 1 m in diameter. Stem tuberlike, swollen, with numerous short, thick, rigid, pointed, grooved twigs. Leaves sessile to very shortly petiolate, elongated to lanceolate, up to 50 x 20 mm, thick, leathery, blue-green, margins entire. Flowers in clusters, olive greenyellow, tube funnel-shaped to cup-shaped; petals lanceolate, smaller than sepals; female flowers with awl-like staminodes; style simple with globular, fringed stigma (Schreiber, 1968; WIND, 2002). (from Red Data Book of Namibian Plants, JS Loots)
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: 30 Apr 2011
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/250 s
ISO speed: 80
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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