African Plant Database

Xerophyta seinei Behnke, K. Kramer & E. Hummel
Protologue : Taxon 51(1): 64 (2002)
Information on the genus : Xerophyta
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb erect, subshrubby, branched, forming a dense mat; stem to c. 10 cm tall; branches 0,5-1 cm Ø, entirely covered by persistent dry leaf blades; leaves 6-10, tristichous, glabrous, curved; blade ± linear, 4-8x0,4-1 cm, with glands all over, long acuminate, margins slightly denticulate; flowers solitary, arising from the centre of the leaf-rosette; pedicels 8-10 cm long, c. 1 mm Ø, glandular; perianth white; tepals lanceolate, 2-2x0,5 cm, outer ones with dark glands on outside; stigma of ovary c. 0,6 cm long; capsule hanging from the bent scape.
Ecology : Granite slopes of inselbergs in various habitats (see Taxon 51: 64, 65 for details); 1470 m alt.
  Resembling X. schlechteri.
  Known only from the type locality.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 15796
Record n°15796
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