Hermannia quartiniana A. Rich.

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Hermannia quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Hermannia quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Hermannia quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, Main Camp

Hermannia quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, Main Camp

Hermannia quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, Main Camp

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Synonyms: Hermannia abyssinica (Hochst. ex Harv.) K.Schum.
Hermannia adenotricha K. Schum.
Mahernia abyssinica Hochst. ex Harv.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate perennial. All parts with stellate and sometimes with glandular hairs. Leaves green, oblong-lanceolate, up to 7 × 2.4 cm, pubescent on both surfaces; margins serrate-crenate. Flowers drooping, mostly in pairs from an erect axillary peduncle, variable in colour, yellow, pink or reddish. Fruit an ellipsoid capsule, c. 8 × 6 mm, thinly pubescent.

Note: this species differs from the similar H. depressa by the usually longer and narrower leaves, which are never tinged purple-bronze and slightly narrower petals
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: quartiniana: named after Richard Quartin-Dillon, botanist
Habitat: Occurring in open grassland and along margins of vleis.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 23 January 2010
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 311. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 107.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 538 - 540. (Includes a picture).


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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: Hermannia quartiniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139970, retrieved 30 September 2016

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