Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Boscia foetida Schinz subsp. foetida

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Boscia foetida subsp foetida


Family: Capparaceae
Full name: Boscia foetida Schinz subsp. foetida
Location: Kreiss-se-rus (2315AD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Stinkwitgat, Knoudoring, Stinkbos, Noemie, Noeniebos, Noenieboom, Stinknoenie, Stinkdoorn, Stinkdoring, Knoudoring, Oumeidbos, Oumeidebos, Oumeidsbos
English common name(s): Stinkbush, Stink-bush, Smelly shepherd's tree, Stink sheperdstree, Foetid bush, Old womans bush, Tugela stinkbush
Synonym(s): Boscia rautanenii Schinz
Status: Native
Description: Shrub or tree. BARK whitish with fissures exposing a rough, dark-coloured bark; young branchlets grey with plum-coloured underlayer. LEAVES small, spirally arranged or clustered on dwarf shoots; oblong; both surfaces olive-green; petiole very short. FLOWERS small, green-yellow, with characteristic unpleasant, foetid odour. FRUIT round berry, 10 mm in diameter, hairy, yellow to pale brown when ripe. (from Tree Atlas of Namibia)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  193253  222834  222832  602190  602381  611916  651291  687706  687712  687713 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 20 Sep 2013
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/400 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 27 Aug 2015

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