Xerophyta schlechteri (Baker) N.L. Menezes

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Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near dam, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near dam, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near dam, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Xerophyta schlechteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Vellozia rosea Baker
Vellozia schlechteri Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Stemless perennial, up to c. 30 cm tall, growing from a horizontal rhizome, often forming dense colonies. Leaves 8-16 in a rosette at ground level, stiff-leathery, linear up to 30 cm long, hairless; margin serrate. Flowers 1-3 on stcky glandular peduncles up to 30 cm long. Perianth segments lanceolate, 12-30 mm, white, turning blue to purple, sometimes pink or reddish-brown gland-dotted. Capsule 8-9 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schlechteri: after Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter (1872-1925), German botanist, traveler and plant collector in Africa.
Habitat: In shallow soils over rock in open savanna, on rocky hills or slopes and along vleis, botth on granite and Great Dyke serpentine soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1750 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 May 2016
Literature:

Gonçalves, A.E. (2009). Velloziaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 160 - 162. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 149.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Xerophyta schlechteri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115290, retrieved 30 July 2016

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