Hermannia depressa N.E.Br.

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Hermannia depressa

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Rd, Alexandra Park, Harare

Hermannia depressa

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Rd, Alexandra Park, Harare

Hermannia depressa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kyle Recreational Park.

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Synonyms: Hermannia viscosa sensu auct.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
More or less prostrate perennial, sometimes forming patches. All parts with stellate and sometimes with glandular hairs. Leaves dark green, tinged with purple-bronze, ovate to ovate-oblong, glabrous or sparsely hairy; margins irregularly crenate. Flowers drooping, mostly 2, from an erect axillary peduncle, very variable in colour, yellow, pink or reddish or creamy white. Fruit an ellipsoid capsule, thinly pubescent.
Notes: The specimen in image 3 appears to be a first record for the Southern Division.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open grassland and along margins of vleis.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Also in the eastern half of South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 20 June 2016
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African Plant Database: Hermannia depressa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hermannia depressa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hermannia depressa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hermannia depressa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hermannia depressa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hermannia depressa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hermannia depressa
Ispot Southern Africa : Hermannia depressa
JSTOR Plant Science: Hermannia depressa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hermannia depressa
Tropicos: Hermannia depressa
West African Plants database: Hermannia depressa


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: Hermannia depressa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139900, retrieved 23 July 2016

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