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Sarcocaulon salmoniflorum Moffett

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Sarcocaulon salmoniflorum

Image 1
04 Apr 2015

Sarcocaulon salmoniflorum

Image 2
Flower + leaves
04 Apr 2015

Family: Geraniaceae
Full name: Sarcocaulon salmoniflorum Moffett
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Boesmankers, Klein kersbossie, Boesmanskers, T'noena doring, Heldoring, Maagdoring, Qorab
English common name(s): Bushman's candle, Candlebush
Synonym(s): Monsonia apiculata E.Mey. fide Bothalia 12: 590
Monsonia macilenta E.Mey. fide Bothalia 12: 590
Monsonia obcordata E.Mey. - p.p.-- nom.nud. fide Bothalia 12: 590
Status: Native
Description: Erect to semi-erect shrublet, up to 0.5 m tall; branches rarely more than 4 mm wide; leaf blade narrowly to broadly elliptic, 2-10 x 3-5 mm, glabrous; spines curved or straight, thin, 1-3 blunt stalks in axils of spines; petals 9-17 mm long; salmon-pink. (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
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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