Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Maerua juncea Pax subsp. juncea

Maerua juncea subsp juncea


Family: Capparaceae
Full name: Maerua juncea Pax subsp. juncea
Location: North of Otjiwarongo (2016BB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Lammerdrol
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Maerua angustifolia Schinz - 1888, non (Harv.) Schinz 1897-- nom.illegit. (ill.)
Maerua flagellaris (Oliv.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Maerua guerichii Pax
Maerua kassakalla De Wild. fide Fl. Congo Belge II, 493
Maerua maschonica Gilg - p.p., quoad specim. Engler 3157
Maerua nervosa (Hochst.) Oliv. var. flagellaris Oliv. fide Bot. Jahrb. 53, 244
Status: Native
Description: Woody climber or scrambling shrub, growing into the canopy of other trees and shrubs. Leaves alternate, grey-green, 1-3 foliolate, narrowly elliptic to ovate, rounded at the apex but with a bristle-tip. Flowers clustered near the ends of branches, white with very small petals and a hemispherical head of long, conspicuous stamens. Fruits ellipsoid with a smooth surface, green to orange when ripe. See subsp. crustata, which is only easily distinguished when in fruit, these being very rough-skinned, resembling small lemons. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)
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: 17 Sep 2013
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/3.6
Shutter speed: 1/250 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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