Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Catophractes alexandri D.Don

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Catophractes alexandri


Family: Bignoniaceae
Full name: Catophractes alexandri D.Don
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Ghabbabos, Trompetdoring, Trompetterdoring, Swartdoring, Papwielbos, Skaapbos
English common name(s): Trumpet thorn, Rattle pod, Rattle tree
Synonym(s): Catophractes kolbeana Harv. fide Fl. Cap.
Catophractes welwitschii Seem.
Status: Native
Description: Rigid shrub. BRANCHES pairs at right angles to each other; bearing straight thorns that are grey and densely woolly at first, becoming brown-black later. LEAVES simple, obovate to oblong; densely grey-woolly, paler below than above; veins prominent below; margin toothed and wavy. FLOWERS solitary, trumpet-shaped with long tube; white to pale pink. FRUIT a woody, warty capsule that rattles when shaken and splits open when the seeds are 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:  197421  197423  197424  602192  651288  681863  687727 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 14 Jun 2015
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-x
Lens aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/100 s
ISO speed: 200
Content last updated: 27 Aug 2015

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