Hermannia staurostemon K. Schum.

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Hermannia staurostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Hermannia staurostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Hermannia staurostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Hermannia staurostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Hermannia staurostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

Hermannia staurostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stapleford road near junction with Penhalonga road

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Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb, uo to 40 cm high with spreading to ascending branches. All vegetative parts more or less densely greyish-stellate-hairy and with some glandular hairs. Leaves narrowly oblong-elliptic to lanceolate; margin entire to serrate; petiole up to 6 mm long; stipules oblong-lanceolate, up to 2 cm long but mostly smaller, 3-veined from the base. Flowers mostly in 3-5-flowered axillary clusters on peduncles up to 4 mm long; bracts solitary, lanceolate, up to 1 cm long, entire, toothed or 2-3-partite. Calyx 7-10 mm long, lobed to about half the length, densely glandular hairy. Petals oblong-spathulate, 8-12 mm long, yellow, densely pubescent in the lower half.
Notes: Zimbabwean plants appear to have more prominently serrated leaves and smaller flowers than those from South Africa but otherwise match very well.
Derivation of specific name: staurostemon: with crosswise stamens.
Habitat: Submontane ericoid and bracken scrub, along mountain streams and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 25 December 2018
Literature:

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 260 - 261. (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.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 541. (Includes a picture).


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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hermannia staurostemon
African Plant Database: Hermannia staurostemon
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hermannia staurostemon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hermannia staurostemon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hermannia staurostemon
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hermannia staurostemon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hermannia staurostemon
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hermannia staurostemon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hermannia staurostemon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hermannia staurostemon
Ispot Southern Africa: Hermannia staurostemon
JSTOR Plant Science: Hermannia staurostemon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hermannia staurostemon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hermannia staurostemon
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hermannia staurostemon
Tropicos: Hermannia staurostemon


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hermannia staurostemon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139990, retrieved 19 July 2019

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