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Forsskaolea hereroensis Schinz


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Forsskaolea hereroensis

Image 1
Habit
30 Apr 2011

Forsskaolea hereroensis

Image 2
Leaves, flowers and stem
30 Apr 2011

Forsskaolea hereroensis

Image 3
Leaves, flowers and stem
30 Apr 2011

Forsskaolea hereroensis

Image 4
Leaves, flowers and stem
03 Jul 2011



Family: Urticaceae
Full name: Forsskaolea hereroensis Schinz
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Namib nettle
Synonym(s): -
Status: Near-endemic
Description: Flowers clustered in axils, inconspicuous, but cupped below with very distinctive slender hairy bracts tapering to a sharp papery tip. (from Wildflowers of the southern Namib by C.Mannheimer et. al.)

Woody annual herb up to 1 m high, much branched. Stems with curved broad-based, stiff hairs interspersed with shorter puberulous hairs. Leaves lanceolate to ovate, 17-40 x 10-26 mm, apex broadly acute, base decurrent, margin with teeth obsolete or in up to 4 pairs, with broad-based curved hairs, upper surface with scattered slender hooked hairs, lower surface usually with dense white wool, wool thinner on veins which often have curved broad-based, stiff hairs; petiole 10-30 mm long; stipules broadly ovate, apex abruptly acuminate, base cordate, membranous with thicker midrib, fringed with long stiff hairs. Inflorescence with (6-)8-12-lobed involucre, dimensions of lobes as in key, otherwise as for genus. Flowers as for genus. Achenes shortly stipitate, ovoid, 2.5-3.0 x 1.50-2.25 mm, dark brown. (from JSTOR Plant Science website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  157888 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 25 Jul 2013


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