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


An acaulescent herb with a sub-horizontal rhizome and thick, fleshy roots. Leaf-blade broadly ovate, occasionally broadly elliptic, 4-7 cm long, 3.5-6.5 cm wide, apex obtuse to round, base cordate, margins crenate, digitately nerved, discolorous, dark green and shiny above, paler below, bullate, glabrous; petiole 3-12 cm long. Flowers with pedicels 2-8 cm long. Male flowers: Sepals linear, 1.5 cm long, projecting beyond corolla, c. 2.5 mm. Corolla 1.5 cm long, 1.2 cm wide at mouth, pubescent inside in lower half; lobes ovate, 4 mm long, 3 mm wide. Glands ovate, 2 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, thick, fleshy, crearrl. Stamens with filaments 3.5 mm long, anthers 2-2.5 mm long, glandular. Female flowers: Sepals linear, c. 6 mm long, free for 2-3 mm. Corolla-tube 1.3 1.5 cm long, 1.2-1.4 cm wide at mouth; lobes transversely ovate, 1-3 mm long, 6 mm wide, erect. Glands ovate to obovate, 2.5 mm long, 2 mm wide, cream. Ovary ellipsoid, 8 mm long, 4 mm wide, brown gland-dotted; style subterete, 4-5 mm long; lobes simple, 1 mm long, spreading. Fruit triangular-ellipsoid, 1.2 cm long, 1 cm wide. Seeds ellipsoid, 3.5 mm long, 2 mm wide, minutely tuberculate, pubescent, black.


Herb occurring in grassland on mountains.


In the Eastern Cape and Natal from the Sneeuwbergen to Mont aux Sources and in Lesotho.


  • 1 Hookers Icon. Pl.
  • 2 Killick, DJB. 1976. Achariaceae. Fl. S. Africa. 22. BRI, Dept. Agric. & Tech. Services. Pretoria. 128 - 134.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
e-Flora of South Africa
e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute.
  • B South African National Biodiversity Institute
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).