Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Zygophyllum stapffii Schinz

Zygophyllum stapffii


Family: Zygophyllaceae
Full name: Zygophyllum stapffii Schinz
Location: near Langer Heinrich (2215CD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Daalderplant
English common name(s): Dollar bush
Synonym(s): Zygophyllum marlothii Engl.
Zygophyllum orbiculatum Welw. ex Oliv. fide SWA
Status: Endemic
Description: This semi-deciduous shrub can reach 1 m. Its common name (dollar bush/daalderplant) is derived from the round, succulent leaves that resemble coins, which often are the only things visible in sandy areas where the rest of the shrub is buried below the sand mound. At times the plant can be almost leafless, and the degree of water availability can be seen on the leaves, which in water rich areas are thick and juicy. It has white flowers that grouw into succulent fruits with 5 wings and a size of about 1.5 cm in diameter. Small brown seeds are attached to the wings. (from Plants around Gobabeb by Maja Sjöskog)
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: 12 Jun 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/500 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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