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)
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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:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20. As Hermannia quartiniana quartiniana

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 80.

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, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hermannia quartiniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139970, retrieved 19 November 2017

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