Hypertelis bowkeriana Sond.

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Hypertelis bowkeriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Hypertelis bowkeriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Hypertelis bowkeriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

Hypertelis bowkeriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

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Synonyms: Hypertelis suffruticosa (Baker) Adamson
Mollugo suffruticosa A. Peter
Pharnaceum suffruticosum Baker
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Description:
Small shrubby perennial herb, up to c. 30 cm tall, woody near the base, with ascending to procumbent branches. Leaves opposite, alternate or clustered on short side branchlets, linear, succulent, pale grey-greenc, up to 23-55 mm long, often with wart-like glands. Inflorescences on stout peduncles, 4-10 cm long. Flowers c. 8 mm in diameter; stamens 5. Fruit 5-6 mm long.
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Derivation of specific name: bowkeriana: after J.H. Bowker (1822-1900), South African Naturalist who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: Dry woodland, sandy river beds and salt pan depressions.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1470 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
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Images last updated: Friday 14 February 2014
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 87.


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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: Hypertelis bowkeriana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122950, retrieved 29 May 2016

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