Sericorema sericea (Schinz) Lopr.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Sericorema sericea (Schinz) Lopr. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000435084. Accessed on: 07 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Leaves linear-acicular, subterete-canaliculate, (18)28–50 (60) × 0.5–1 cm., mucronate, glabrous (floccose only when very young), straight or slightly flexuose, usually with axillary short shoots or leaf-fascicles and tufts of floccose hairs.

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    Much-branched, bushy annual herb with a slender taproot, c. 0.27–0.6 m. high; stem and branches slender and rather wiry, terete, young parts green and more or less floccose to sublanate at least when young, usually soon glabrescent.

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    Bracts lanceolate, 4–5 mm. long, glabrous or somewhat floccose, the darker midrib excurrent in amucro, more or less patent after fruit-fall.

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    Inflorescence elongating, (to c. 30 cm. or more but often less), the axis glabrous to more or less floccose; partial inflorescences finally distant (separated by 1.5–2.5(3) cm.), varying from 1–3 flowered as in the generic description, the lateral brushes of hair whitish.

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    Fruiting partial inflorescence a fluffy ball c. 1.5–2 cm. in diam.

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    Bracteoles of partial inflorescence, deltoid-lanceolate, 4–5 mm. long, rather similar to the bracts but more deeply concave basally to accommodate the sterile flowers, glabrous to more or less floccose, at anthesis.

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    Fruit oblong-ovoid, c. 3.5 mm. long, smooth and glabrous throughout; seed c. 3.25 mm. long, brown, smooth and shining.

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    Erect herb, up to 1 m high. Leaves linear, 20-50 mm long. Inflorescence with 2 or 3 fertile flowers together. Perianth recurved after fertilization. Flowers white.

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    Habitat

    Bushveld, sandy flats.

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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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