Brunia pillansii Class.-Bockh. & E.G.H.Oliv.
  • Taxon


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Brunia pillansii Class.-Bockh. & E.G.H.Oliv. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000748845. Accessed on: 08 Dec 2019'

Diagnostic Description

The nearest affinity is with P. cordata from which it differs by the leaves normally having a more convex lower surface, the calyx-lobes being more united, and by much longer petals.

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    Morphology

    Like B. cordata but conspicuously hairy, bracteoles obovate and sepals fused for half their length.

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    About 60 cm high, with villous stems and branchlets. Leaves sessile, imbricate, erect-spreading, 5-7 mm long, ovate, acute, cuneate at the base, concave and glabrous or villous above, convex, somewhat rugose and villous beneath; the whole rarely almost flat. Flowers considerably overtopped by the leaves, in shortly pedunculate axillary cymes containing 2 or 3; the upper flowers solitary. Bract ovate, subacute, concave above, convex beneath, pilose on the margins and upper half of the dorsal surface, reaching to the upper half of the flower. Bracteoles 2, about 1 mm long, obovate, very obtuse, concave above, convex beneath, ciliate on the upper half. Calyx-tube obconic, scabrid: calyx-lobes scarcely 0-75 mm long, broadly oblong or rotund, glabrous. Petals 1.75-2 mm long, free, obovate, very obtuse, cuneate at the base. Anthers 0-5 mm long, reaching to the upper half of the petals. Ovary almost entirely inferior, hispid at the apex, with 2 uniovulate chambers: styles 2, connate in the lower half or free. Fruit unknown.

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    Habitat

    Sandstone slopes near streams.

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    Distribution

    Kleinrivier Mtns.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Oliver, EGH; Classen-Bockhoff, R. 2012. Bruniaceae. 442 - 448. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Pillans, NS. 1947. A revision of Bruniaceae. J. S. African Bot. 13: 121 - 203.
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     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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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).