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Kissenia capensis Endl.


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Kissenia capensis

Flower



Family: Loasaceae
Full name: Kissenia capensis Endl.
Location: Farm Neuras, along D850 (2416AD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Kloublaar, Helikopterboompie
English common name(s): Sandpaper bush
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: White flowers.

Pallid, scabrid subshrub 25-120 cm tall; bark whitish. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong, 6-9 cm long, 4-7 cm broad, markedly scabrid, usually 3-5-lobed; base truncate to subcordate, apex obtuse; margin irregularly dentate; petiole 2-5 cm long. Flowers in terminal, scorpioid cymes; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 5-9 mm long, persistent. Calyx-tube densely hirsute; lobes pale green, turning yellow, oblong, 17-20 mm long, 4 mm broad, finely hispid on both surfaces. Petals white, spathulate, concave, 9-12 mm long, 5 mm broad, pubescent without. Nectary scales usually 5, sometimes fewer or with one smaller than the rest, strap-shaped, cucullate, 4-5 mm long, 1 mm broad, recurved at the apex, hairy within. Stamens, ovary, fruit and seed, as for generic description. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  146697  160369 
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: 1/250 s
ISO speed: 80
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014


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