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Petalidium setosum C.B.Clarke ex Schinz


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Petalidium setosum

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Habit
13 Jun 2008

Petalidium setosum

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Habit
13 Jun 2008

Petalidium setosum

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Leaves
13 Jun 2008

Petalidium setosum

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Flower
13 Jun 2008

Petalidium setosum

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Flower + leaves
13 Jun 2008



Family: Acanthaceae
Full name: Petalidium setosum C.B.Clarke ex Schinz
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Namib petal-bush, Red green
Synonym(s): -
Status: Near-endemic
Description: A small shrub, sometimes low and spreading. Leaves simple and elliptical with margins entire. Oppositely arranged on branches, light green in colour and covered with very small prickles which also occur on the stem. The flowers are small with bright red and yellow petals. Flowers grow in a dense cluster sometimes forming a ball. (from Namibrand website)

Petalidium setosum occurs as a small bush up to 50 cm high. During its growth foliage has a bright green, it becomes grayish blue in the dry season. Some stems are flattened, others are upright. The flowers are densely clustered at nodes. The calyx lobes long, thin and hairy, they persist after flowering. The corolla is often red with yellow lower lobe, but can also be pink. (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:  171982  188854  234470  683338  716864  716886 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 23 Aug 2015


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