Berzelia albiflora (E.Phillips) Class.-Bockh. & E.G.H.Oliv.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Berzelia albiflora (E.Phillips) Class.-Bockh. & E.G.H.Oliv. Published on the Internet; http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000748863. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2019'

Morphology

Densely leafy, single-stemmed shrub, 2-3 m. Leaves spreading-ascending, petiolate, linear-lanceolate, pilose, furrowed beneath. Flowers crowded in dense rounded heads crowded at branch tips in tight corymbs, white.

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    Densely leafy, single-stemmed shrub, 2-3 m. Leaves spreading-ascending, petiolate, linear-lanceolate, pilose, furrowed beneath. Flowers crowded in dense, rounded heads crowded at branch tips in tight corymbs, white.

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    Usually 2-3 m high, with villous branchlets. Leaves mostly 1-1.2 cm long, petiolate, closely set, erect-spreading or spreading, slightly curved upwards, narrowly lanceolate-linear, convex and keeled on the dorsal surface, slightly convex on the ventral surface, furrowed on the lower half, at first pilose, becoming glabrous. Flower-heads about 1.5 cm wide, globose, involucred by scale-like leaves, clustered in corymb-like groups. Bract spathulate, villous on the lower half of the dorsal surface, reaching to about the middle of the petals. Flowers curved slightly upwards. Calyx-tube obconic, clothed with caducous unicellular hairs: calyx-lobes spaced at the base, about half as long as the petals, linear, tipped with a deciduous acumen, villous on the dorsal surface. Petals about 7 mm long, linear-elliptic in the upper half, tapering to the base, obtuse, white, with 2 wing-like decurrent keels slightly above the middle. Stamens exserted: filaments slightly unequal in length: anthers 2 mm long, linear: thecae free slightly more than 1/3 of their length. Ovary 1/2 inferior, rounded and glabrous in the upper part, with 2 imperfectly formed uniovulate chambers (rarely, by abortion, 1-chambered and with a solitary style): ovules pendulous from near the top of the chambers: styles glabrous. Fruit woody, 1- or 2-seeded.

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    Habitat

    Marshes on peaty sandstone.

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    Marshes on peaty sandstone.

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    Distribution

    SW (Hottentots Holland Mts to Hermanus).

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    Hottentots Holland Mtns to Hermanus.

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    Caledon Div.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Goldblatt, P; Manning, JC. 2000. Cape Plants. A conspectus of the Cape flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9: 1 - 743. South African National Biodiversity Institute; Missouri Botanical Garden, Pretoria; Missouri.
    • 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.
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    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.
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