Berzelia ecklonii Pillans
  • J. S. African Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Berzelia ecklonii Pillans. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000564567. Accessed on: 29 Oct 2020'

Diagnostic Description

The clavate axis of the flower-head persists for several years and serves as a distinguishing character for the species.

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    Morphology

    Closely leafy, willowy shrub to 1.5 m. Leaves ascending, incurved in upper half. Flowers crowded in ovoid, heads aggregated into small corymbs, white.

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    About 60 cm high, moderately branched, with sparsely pilose branchlets. Leaves mostly 4-5 mm long, erect-spreading, linear-lanceolate, subacute, tetragonal, sparsely ciliate below the middle, slightly incurved above. Flowering heads about 1 cm wide, rotund, terminating short leafy branchlets, clustered in corymbose formations. Bract oblanceolate, tapering towards the apex, with caducous hairs on the dorsal surface, reaching to shortly above the middle of the petals. Calyx-tube obconic, clothed with caducous unicellular hairs: calyx-lobes decurrent on the tube, of the length of the petals, linear, acute, with caducous hairs on the dorsal surface. Petals about 3.5 mm long, narrowly spathulate, obtuse, glabrous, with 2 keels converging from the middle downwards. Stamens twice as long as the petals: anthers about 1 mm long, oblong: thecae free f of their length. Ovary almost entirely inferior. Fruit unknown.

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    Habitat

    Marshy, sandstone slopes.

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    Distribution

    Kogelberg to Kleinmond.

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    Caledon Div.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 J. S. African Bot.
    • 2 Oliver, EGH; Classen-Bockhoff, R. 2012. Bruniaceae. 442 - 448. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Pillans, NS. 1947. A revision of Bruniaceae. J. S. African Bot. 13: 121 - 203.

     Information From

    Bruniaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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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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