Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Argemone ochroleuca Sweet subsp. ochroleuca

Argemone ochroleuca subsp ochroleuca


Family: Papaveraceae
Full name: Argemone ochroleuca Sweet subsp. ochroleuca
Location: Sossusvlei area (2415CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Bloudissel, Witblom-bloudissel, Meksikaanse papawer, Geelpoppie, Steekbossie, Blouduiwel
English common name(s): White Mexican poppy, Mexican poppy, Burweed
Synonym(s): Argemone mexicana auct. - non L.-- concept invalid
Argemone mexicana L. var. ochroleuca (Sweet) Lindl.
Argemone subfusiformis G.B.Ownbey
Status: Native
Description: Pale yellow to cream coloured flowers.

Grey leaves (compared to A. mexicana). (from website)

Argemone ochroleuca Sweet: Plants annual or short-lived perennial. Stems branching distally, 3-10 dm, sparingly prickly. Leaf blades: abaxial surface sparingly prickly on veins, adaxial surface usually unarmed; proximal deeply lobed nearly to midrib; distal more shallowly lobed, usually clasping. Inflorescences: buds oblong, body 8-18 × 4-11 mm, with 4-10 prickles per sepal; sepal horns terete, 5-12 mm, unarmed. Flowers 3-7 cm broad, closely subtended by 1-2 foliaceous bracts; petals lemon yellow or rarely darker yellow; stamens 20-75; filaments yellow; pistil 3-6-carpellate. Capsules ovoid-ellipsoid to oblong, 20-50 × 10-18 mm (including stigma and excluding prickles), longest prickles 8-12 mm. Seeds 1.5-2 mm. 2n = 56. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of North America)
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: 20 Mar 2007
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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