Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Aizoon africanum (L.) Klak

Aizoon africanum


Family: Aizoaceae
Full name: Aizoon africanum (L.) Klak
Location: Wlotzkasbaken (2214AD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Kraalbos, Geelbos, Perdebos, Waterpensbos, Bankrotbos
English common name(s): Yellow bush
Synonym(s): Galenia africana L. (1753)
=Galenia africana var. pentandra Hiern
=Galenia africana var. secundata Adamson
=*Galenia namaensis auct.
=Galenia africana var. halimifolia Fenzl ex Sond.
=Galenia linearis Thunb. (1794)
=Galenia tenuifolia Salisb. (1796)
Status: Native
Description: Glabrous, fruticose, erect; branches and leaves opposite; leaves linear or linear-lanceolate, attenuated at the base, carinate above, subfleshy; flowers sessile, disposed in a terminal, dichotomous, large panicle. Stem 3 feet and more high. Branches woody, terete, greyish, erect, ultimate subfiliform, virgate. Leaves mostly crowded, 1 inch long, 1 line wide, sometimes longer, in the branches shorter and narrower. Panicle often very large. Flowers 0.5 line long, equalling the bracts, rarely shorter. (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: 19 Sep 2013
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/500 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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