Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra (Burch.) Kers

Cleome angustifolia subsp diandra


Family: Capparaceae
Full name: Cleome angustifolia subsp. diandra (Burch.) Kers
Location: Kriess-se-rus (2315AD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Geel-cleome, Peultjiesbos, Wilde-ertjie
English common name(s): Western yellow mouse-whiskers, Yellow mouse-whiskers, Yellow cleome, Wild cleome, Pretty lady, Tusked spindlepod
Synonym(s): Cleome angustifolia var. diandra
Cleome diandra Burch. (1822)
Polanisia diandra (Burch.) T.Durand & Schinz (1898)
Cleome diandra var. pteropoda Welw. ex Oliv.
Cleome angustifolia var. pteropoda (Welw. ex Oliv.) Kers (TA = accepted; SA = rejected)
Cleome angustifolia var. namaquensis Kers
Cleome angustifolia var. damarensis Kers
Dianthera burchelliana Klotzsch ex Sond.
Polanisia dianthera DC. (1824)
Status: Native
Description: Slender erect herb, up to 75 cm tall. Leaves palmately compound with 3-9 linear leaflets, 1-4 cm long, glabrous. Flowers in a lax terminal inflorescence, bright golden yellow with purple spots near the base of the petals. Fertile stamens 2, up to 4 cm long. Capsule 5-10 cm long, linear. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)

Floral bracts undivided or absent in subsp. diandra. (from website / Lize von Staden)
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: 27 Apr 2014
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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