Brunia phylicoides Thunb.
  • Phytogr. Blätt.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Brunia phylicoides Thunb. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000572834. Accessed on: 08 Dec 2019'

Morphology

Like B. squalida but leaves linear-elliptic, ± 2 mm long, hairy on upper surface and flowers few in small heads, white.

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    About 65 cm high, with tomentose branchlets. Leaves sessile, appressed, about 2 mm long, elliptic, apiculate, rounded-convex and at first pubescent on the dorsal surface, concave and pubescent on the ventral surface. Flower-heads mostly 4-5 mm wide, spherical. Bract and bracteoles slightly shorter than the flower, spathulate, densely villous on the dorsal surface. Calyx-tube villous, with a cup-shaped free upper part: calyx-lobes almost as long as the petals, lanceolate, densely villous on the dorsal surface, glabrous on the ventral surface. Petals about 2-5 mm long, linear-oblong, subacute, rounded-convex and villous on the dorsal surface, concave and sparsely pubescent on the ventral surface. Stamens shorter than the petals: anthers elliptic. Ovary J inferior, villous, with 2 uniovulate chambers: styles free. Fruit unknown.

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    Habitat

    Sandstone slopes.

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    Distribution

    Hottentots Holland Mtns to Caledon Swartberg.

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    Caledon Div.

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      Bibliography

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

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    Bruniaceae
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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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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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