African Plant Database

Xerophyta demeesmaekeriana P. A. Duvign. & Dewit
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 96: 145 (1963)
Information on the genus : Xerophyta
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby herb 50-80 cm tall; stems ± undivided, 3-5 cm Ø, branched at base; branches covered with brownish parallel fibres (split leaf sheaths); leaves linear, to 50x1,7 cm, deciduous, in terminal pseudo-rosette; young leaves with whitish silky, glossy hairs 1-1,5 mm long appressed on both surfaces, spreading at margins; older ones densely covered with long appressed hairs; flowers solitary; peduncle covered with woolly hairs, replaced by sessile glands towards apex; tepals 2-4,5 cm long, pink to mauve inside, greenish outside, glandular; ovary with sessile glands.
Ecology : Steppe on slope with Cryptosepalum on Cu-soil (broad endemic sensu Faucon & al., Plant Ecol. Evol. 143: 9, 2010); Brachystegia or Uapaca woodland; rocky places; 500-1250 m alt.
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Record n°15772 modified 2013-09-11
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