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Nymania capensis (Thunb.) Lindb.

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Nymania capensis

Image 1
21 Jun 2018

Nymania capensis

Image 2
Red flower + seed capsules
28 Apr 2018

Nymania capensis

Image 3
21 Jun 2018

Nymania capensis

Image 4
Seed capsule
21 Jun 2018

Family: Meliaceae
Full name: Nymania capensis (Thunb.) Lindb.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Klapperbos, Klapperbossie, Stuipebos, Stuipbos, Stuipebossie, Kiepkiepies, Oumeidbos, Oumeidebos, Oumeidsbos, Stinkbossie, Ystervarkbos, Kankerbos
English common name(s): Chinese lantern(s), Chinese lantern tree, Lantern bush, Christmas bells, Christmas bush, Christmas Tree
Synonym(s): Aitonia capensis Thunb.
Status: Native
Description: Stiff shrub. BARK white to pale grey. LEAVES simple, almost sessile; linear-oblong, small, olive-green. FLOWERS solitary, tubular, pink to scarlet-red. FRUIT an inflated capsule; balloon-like, thin, papery, fourlobed; red when ripe. (from Tree Atlas of Namibia)
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
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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