Africa Wild Flower Book - Order Malvales

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Re: Africa Wild Flower Book - Order Malvales

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:59 pm

Hermannia amabilis (Sterculiaceae)

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Re: Africa Wild Flower Book - Order Malvales

Post by Klipspringer » Wed May 15, 2019 6:01 pm

Rubescent Gnidia Gnidia rubescens
Order: Malvales. Family: Thymeleaeceae

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Description
Herbaceous perennial shrublet, up to 60 cm in height, slender branches from a woody rootstock. Unbranched or sparingly branched. Stems quite glabrous, usually terminated by an inflorescence. Leaves sparse above, densely clustered towards the base, alternate, entire, narrowly oblanceolate. Inflorescensce globose, 12-18 mm in diameter, ca 20-40 flowers. Flowers at first yellow, later rubescent.

Distribution
South Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga); Swaziland. Soutpansberg and Venda to the Mpumalanga Lowveld, also occurring in the Lebombo Mountains in eastern Swaziland.

Habitat
Found in dry woody slopes, usually on gravelly soil.

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