Nesaea heptamera Hiern

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Nesaea heptamera

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Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Status: Native
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Glabrous subshrub, 10-40 cm, from a woody rootstock. Leaves decussate, sessile; lamina linear-lanceolate, glaucous, 1-nerved; base rounded, truncate or subcordate; apex acute. Dichasia (1-)3-flowered; peduncle slender, to 15 mm; bracteoles 1.5-2 mm, linear-lanceolate; pedicels of lateral flowers 1-2 mm. Flowers 6-7(-8)-merous. Calyx tube 3-4.7 mm, cup-shaped; lobes 0.8-1 mm; appendages very short. Petals 2.5-5 mm, orange, pink with red mid-line, pale red or red. Stamens 12-14(-16), unequal, exserted. Style 8-9 mm. Capsule 3-3.5 mm in diameter, spherical.
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Habitat: In vleis, especially noticeable after fires
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Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From the DRC and Tanzania south to the FZ area
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nesaea heptamera
Ispot Southern Africa : Nesaea heptamera
JSTOR Plant Science: Nesaea heptamera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nesaea heptamera
Tropicos: Nesaea heptamera
West African Plants database: Nesaea heptamera


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: Nesaea heptamera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141630, retrieved 24 July 2016

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