Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Orthanthera albida Schinz

Orthanthera albida


Family: Asclepiadaceae
Full name: Orthanthera albida Schinz
Location: Dune 45 (2415DA)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Sandmelktou
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Near-endemic
Description: A much-branched bush; branches erect, crowded, slender, white-glaucous; leaves distant, erect or ascending, 0.75–1.5 in. long, 0.5–1 lin. broad, linear, pungent-acute, channelled down the face, subsessile, glabrous; umbels 4–6-flowered, subsessile or on peduncles 0.5–1 lin. long, white-tomentose, except on the corolla; bracts 0.5–1 lin. long; pedicels 0.5 lin. long or less; sepals 1 lin. long, lanceolate, acute; corolla whitish-puberulous outside, glabrous within; tube about 2.5 lin. long, slightly inflated and about 1 lin. in diam. at the base, 5-grooved; lobes 1.25–1.5 lin. long, erect, linear, subacute, with 5 minute pocket-like thickenings at the sinuses between them; corona-lobes minute, ?-shaped, arising a little above the base of the 1 lin.-long staminal column and adnate to it between and scarcely as long as the pairs of anther-wings, with free reflexed margins; anthers connivent-erect around and about equalling the slender terete style-apex, linear, with a short acute appendage, fringed or tipped with a tuft of long 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
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: 02 Mar 2009
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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