Brunia angulata (Sond.) Class.-Bockh. & E.G.H.Oliv.
  • Taxon


This taxon is accepted by Bruniaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

Diagnostic Description

Remarkably luxuriant growth occasionally appears on plants of normal growth producing erect-spreading leaves up to 7 mm. long, less concave on the ventral surface and more pilose on the dorsal surface.

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    Morphology

    Shrub 75-90 cm tall. Leaves adpressed, sessile, 2, rarely 7 mm long, ovate, hairy at base, ciliate. Flower heads mostly 4 mm wide, rounded. Calyx tube glabrous, lobes villous. Petals 1.5 mm long, obovate, glabrous.

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    Usually 75-90 cm high, with villous branchlets. Leaves mostly 2 mm (rarely up to 7 mm.) long, sessile, appressed or rarely erect-spreading, partly imbricate, ovate, subacute, apiculate, rather acutely convex and at first pilose on the dorsal surface, concave on the ventral surface, pilose at the base, ciliate. Flower-heads mostly about 4 mm wide, convex above. Bracts villous on the dorsal surface; the outer leaf-like; the inner oblanceolate. Bracteoles linear, villous on the dorsal surface. Calyx-tube obconic, glabrous, adhering to the ovary except the upper part: calyx-lobes broad-based, linear-lanceolate, villous on the dorsal surface. Petals about 1-5 mm long, obovate, obtuse, glabrous, indistinctly keeled on the lower half. Anthers rotund, reaching to about the middle of the petals. Ovary half inferior, pubescent on the top, with 2 uniovulate chambers: styles free. Fruit unknown.

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    • 2
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    Habitat

    Sandstone slopes.

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    • 1
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    Distribution

    Paarl to Villiersdorp and Worcester.

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    • 1
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    Caledon Div., Paarl Div., Worcester Div.

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    • 2
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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.
    • 3 Taxon

     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
    • B All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).