African Plant Database

Xerophyta velutina Welw. ex Baker
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1(5): 265 (1880 [1878])
Information on the genus : Xerophyta
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Barbacenia velutina (Baker) Pax
 Vellozia velutina (Baker) Welw. ex Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect shrub 0,4-0,75 m tall; branches 1,2-1,8 cm Ø, clothed with the rigid appressed truncate mucronate leaf sheaths; leaves 8-10, tufted at end of branches, ± linear, 15-25x0,6-1,4 cm, finely pilose on both surfaces (trichomes simple); flowers solitary, produced at stem ends; peduncles 3,7-5 cm long, with black glands upwards; perianth segments blue, 2,5 cm long, acuminate; ovary densely dark-sticky.
Ecology : Sandy schistose rocks near river banks; 720-1140 m alt.
  Near X. argentea.
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carte afrique num 15793
Record n°15793
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