Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Melhania damarana Harv.


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Melhania damarana

Flower buds and leaves



Family: Sterculiaceae
Full name: Melhania damarana Harv.
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: Diffuse, densely stellato-tomentose and canescent; leaves conspicuously petioled, broadly ovate or oblong, subcordate at base, obtuse, unequally toothed, with prominent veins beneath; peduncles 1-flowered; invol. leaflets lanceolate, shorter than the lanceolate-acuminate, stellato-tomentose calyx lobes. Nearly related to M. ovata, Cav. (M. oblongata, Hochst.), but with much broader involucral leaflets. Petioles uncial. Leaves 1–1.5 inches long, 0.75–1 inch wide. Petals expanded, twice as long as the sepals. Filaments of the fertile stamens very short; anthers 3–4 times longer. Staminodia narrow-oblong, subspathulate. Style as long as the staminodia. All parts of the plant densely tomentose, with whitish or yellowish hairs. (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:  163776 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 30 Apr 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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