Brunia myrtoides (Vahl) Class.-Bockh. & E.G.H.Oliv.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Brunia myrtoides (Vahl) Class.-Bockh. & E.G.H.Oliv. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000748856. Accessed on: 13 Nov 2019'

Morphology

Like B. pentandra but leaves broadly ovate-elliptic, flowers pink, petals fused for two-thirds their length, styles 10-14 mm, longer than petal tube.

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    About 60 cm high, moderately and often virgately branched. Branchlets villous. Leaves mostly 1-1.3 cm long, erect-spreading, ovate (the upper often narrowly ovate), acute, sparsely villous beneath, flat or slightly concave and glabrous above, ciliate, becoming glabrous. Flowers in the axils of reduced leaves, crowded in globose or hemispheric inflorescences usually about 2 cm wide. Bracteoles about 9 mm long, linear-oblanceolate, acute, navicular, villous on the back, ciliate. Calyx-tube obconic: calyx-lobes 3-3.5 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, acute, villous on the back, ciliate. Corolla 1-2-1-3 cm long, glabrous: petals connate slightly less than 2/3 in a cylindric tube; the free part consisting of a cuneate-oblong claw widening into an ovate or obovate acute lamina. Stamens inserted at the mouth of the tube: filaments about 2-5 mm long: anthers about 2 mm long, narrowly sagittate. Ovary J inferior, bilocular, 8-12-ovulate, broadly elliptic in the superior portion: styles slender, free, reaching to well above the free part of the petals; stigmas minute.

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    Habitat

    Marshes and seeps on sandstone slopes.

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    Distribution

    Witzenberg Vlakte to Waaihoek.

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    Ceres Div.

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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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    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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