African Plant Database

Xerophyta capillaris Baker
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1(5): 264 (1880 [1878])
Information on the genus : Xerophyta
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Xerophyta capillaris Baker var. capillaris (1878)
 Barbacenia capillaris (Baker) Pax
 Vellozia capillaris (Baker) Welw. ex B. J. Jacks.
Taxon infra-specific
Xerophyta capillaris Baker var. capillaris (1878)
Xerophyta capillaris var. occultans L. B. Sm. & Ayensu (1974)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous undershrub or shrub, 0-2-2 m tall; stem erect, branched, branches woody, 1-1,2 cm Ø; leaves 4-10 in terminal rosettes; leaf-sheath base brown, 1,5-2,5 cm long; blade linear, 5-15x0,35-0,8 cm, ± aristate, margins ciliate, with regularly arranged resinous glands on both surfaces; flowers 2-3 at shoot ends; peduncle 6-7,5 cm long, with black glandular trichomes; perianth white to violet-pink, pale lilac or blue; segments 2-5x0,5-0,7 cm; ovary black-glandular; stigma subapical, capsule glandular.
Ecology : Rocky places, often in crevices; rather lofty thickets on the edges of woods; lofty plain; 152-1700 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 177274
Record n°177274 modified 2007-01-30
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