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Zygophyllum cordifolium L.f.

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Zygophyllum cordifolium

Image 1
26 Sep 2006

Zygophyllum cordifolium

Image 2
26 Sep 2006

Zygophyllum cordifolium

Image 3
26 Sep 2006

Zygophyllum cordifolium

Image 4
20 Feb 2018

Family: Zygophyllaceae
Full name: Zygophyllum cordifolium L.f.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Geldjiebos, Geldjiesbos, Sjielingbos
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Roepera cordifolia (L.f.) Beier & Thulin
Status: Native
Description: Shrubby; leaves simple, sessile, cordate-orbicular; flowers axillary, solitary; filaments twice as long as the truncate-lacerate scales; capsule oblong, four-winged. Stem a foot or more high, ash-coloured. Branches and branchlets opposite or alternate, spreading, terete or somewhat angular. Internodes of the branchlets 0.5–1 inch long or longer. Leaves mostly sub-cordate at base, some oblique at base, or half-cordate, these 1–3-nerved, the mid-nerve subdivided, those mostly 5-nerved from the base, all very entire, somewhat fleshy, very delicately netted with veins, about an inch long and wide, the upper smaller. Stipules lanceolate, 1 line long. Flowers 4–5-cleft. Peduncles about as long as the leaves. Sepals ovate-oblong, 3 lines long. Petals yellowish, broad, thrice as long as the calyx. Stamens 1/2 the length of the petals. Style subulate. Capsule 8 lines long, 4 lines wide, netted, obtuse at each end, the wings 1 line long. Seeds blackish. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)

Sprawling shrublet to 60 cm, with obovate, succulent simple leaves. (from 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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