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Sarcocaulon patersonii (DC.) G.Don


Sarcocaulon patersonii

Habitat



Family: Geraniaceae
Full name: Sarcocaulon patersonii (DC.) G.Don
Location: near Grillenthal, SE of Luderitz (2615CD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Boesmanskers, Norap, Gifdoring, Maagdoring
English common name(s): Bushman's candle
Synonym(s): Monsonia patersonii DC. fide Bothalia 12: 587
Sarcocaulon rigidum Schinz
Status: Near-endemic
Description: Semi-erect shrublet, up to 0.5 m tall; branches usually more than 10 mm wide; leaf blade narrowly to broadly obovate, 5-26 × 4-16 mm, glabrous; spines thick and straight, 2-5 blunt stalks in axils of spines; petals 15-30 mm long, rose, pale magenta or purple. (from PlantZAfrica website)
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: M Weigand
Date of photograph: 12 Feb 2020
Camera make: samsung
Camera model: SM-G975F
Lens aperture: f/2.4
Shutter speed: 1/2248 s
ISO speed: 50
Content last updated: 24 Jun 2020


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