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Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae (Kuntze) O.Hoffm.

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Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae


Family: Asteraceae
Full name: Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae (Kuntze) O.Hoffm.
Location: Welwitchia Plains (2214DB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Bitterbos, Stink bitterbos, Bitterbossie, Stinkbossie, Honde-pis-bos
English common name(s): Stinkbush, Bitter bush, Wild sage, Sweat bush
Synonym(s): Piptocarpha leubnitziae Kuntze
Pluchea leubnitziae (Kuntze) N.E.Br.
Status: Native
Description: Greyish-tomentose shrub to 2 m. Leaves alternate, sessile, entire, not decurrent. Inflorescence a loose corymb. Phyllaries in c. 4 rows. Capitula disciform; inner florets bisexual, purple; marginal florets female, in one row, filiform, purple. Receptacle without scales. Achenes ellipsoid, hairy. Pappus well-developed, consisting of 1 row of basally connate bristles.

Flowers: heads in clusters of one to three at the ends of branches, small, 10 x 5 mm, florets mauve.

Strongly aromatic shrubby perennial herb, up to 1.3 m tall. Most parts densely grey-velvety and with short glandular hairs. Leaves alternate, (sub)sessile, narrowly obovate-elliptic, up to c. 4.5 x 0.7 cm, grey-velvety on both surfaces, midrib prominent on both surfaces; margin entire. Capitula terminal or 1-3 in the leaf axils, more or less funnel-shaped, up to 1.3 cm long. Involcral scales greyish glandular hairy. Florets purple; ray florets absent. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  146699  171975  233570 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 20 Sep 2013
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/640 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 09 Oct 2014

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