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Galenia papulosa (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Sond.

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Galenia papulosa

Leaves and flowers

Family: Aizoaceae
Full name: Galenia papulosa (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Sond.
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Vratjiesbos
English common name(s): Red kraalbos
Synonym(s): Aizoon papulosum Eckl. & Zeyh.
Galenia papulosa (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Sond. var. microphylla Adamson
Galenia papulosa (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Sond. var. tristyla Kuntze
Status: Native
Description: Densely clothed with appressed round papulæ; stem decumbent suffruticose; branches alternate, rarely opposite; leaves alternate, obovate-cuneate, obtuse; flowers solitary, axillary, sessile; calyx 5-cleft, papulose; styles mostly 5. Habit of G. crystallina, and sarcophylla, from the first it differs by a 5-parted calyx and 5, rarely 3 styles; from G. sarcophylla, by a very different indument, not difformed leaves, and not subspiked flowers. Stem about 1 foot long. Leaves 4–6 lines long, 2–3 lines broad, floral ones nearly twice smaller, but obovate. Flowers 1 line long. (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
iSpot:  159896 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 03 Jul 2011
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/200 s
ISO speed: 80
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014

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