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Zygophyllum prismatocarpum E.Mey. ex Sond.


Zygophyllum prismatocarpum

Stems, leaves and fruit



Family: Zygophyllaceae
Full name: Zygophyllum prismatocarpum E.Mey. ex Sond.
Location: Next to C13 between Rosh Pinah and Aus (2716DB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Langlootspekboom, Penbos
English common name(s): Tall zygophyllum
Synonym(s): -
Status: Near-endemic
Description: Shrubby; leaves simple, sessile, roundish-obovate, narrowed at base; flowers panicled at the ends of the branches; filaments 8–10 times longer than the deeply bifid, obtuse scales; capsule prismatic, sharply 5-angled. Stem erect, terete, with grey bark; branches erecto-patent, angularly-compressed, greenish, ramulose. Internodes 0.5–1 inch long. Leaves spreading, sub-amplexicaul, with the midrib conspicuous at the base only, carnoso-coriaceous, glaucous-green, fragile when dry, 6–8 lines long, 4–6 lines wide at the apex, 1 line at base, some smaller; in ß. with the base sub-cordate, often not narrowed, 5–6 lines long and wide. Stipules minute, often wanting. Upper flowering branchlets crowded in a pyramidal panicle, which in our specimens is 2–3 inches long. Pedicels solitary in the forks, nodding, 1–2 lines long. Sepals oval, 1.5 lines long. Petals cream-coloured, twice as long as the calyx. Stamens as long as the petals. Scales very minute, scarcely visible to the naked eye, bifid to the base, the segments truncate, obtuse, very entire, hyaline. Capsule brownish-purple, oblong, cuneate, 4–5 lines long, 1.5 lines wide above, obtuse, tipped with a short style, deeply 5-furrowed and somewhat winged. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
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: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 20 Feb 2018
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: EOS 7D
Lens aperture: f/9.0
Shutter speed: 1/250 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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