Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Blepharis spinifex Merxm.


Blepharis spinifex

Branching



Family: Acanthaceae
Full name: Blepharis spinifex Merxm.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: "On stems at base of, or up to 1 cm below attachment, some or all leaf-whorls [have] a whorl of (2-) 4 rigid pungent spines to 1.6 cm long, sometimes also with additional smaller spines below these... The peculiar spines on the stems just below the leaf-base, which are shared with B. meyeri, are not found elsewhere in Blepharis. ...in B. meyeri these spines are much smaller and much less regular." (from Vollesen, Taxonomic Revision of Blepharis, 2000.)
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: 15 Jun 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/640 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 20 Feb 2021


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