Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Petalidium pilosi-bracteolatum Merxm. & Hainz


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Petalidium pilosi-bracteolatum

Leaves + bracts



Family: Acanthaceae
Full name: Petalidium pilosi-bracteolatum Merxm. & Hainz
Location: Welwitchia Plains (2214DB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Endemic
Description: Petalidium-pilosa bracteolatum appears as a small bush up to 60 cm tall with a diameter of one meter. The oval leaves have prominent veins on the underside, they are gray blue in the dry season but during a rain of green leaves appear. The flower has a size of almost 2 cm of hair adorn the bracts below with the lower lip of the corolla. (from www.planetefleurs.fr, translated from French by Google Translate)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  234469 
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: 1/250 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014


Note: The identification of some of the plants on this website is not 100% certain. Any comments will be highly appreciated. I would also be willing to supply higher resolution images upon request. Please contact me at the e-mail address given below.

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