Aspalathus sanguinea Thunb.


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Morphology

A decumbent or ascending shrub up to more than 1 m tall, from sparingly to densely branched. Young branches with short-villous pubescence. Leaflets linear-vermiform, 2-11(-15) mm long, 0.5-0.8 mm thick, terete, often slightly incurved, obtuse to acute, glabrous. Inflorescences usually unifloral, on lateral short-shoots, distributed along the branches below the leafy tips. Bract visible on the basal half of the pedicel, very small, triangular, tooth-like, 0.1-0.4 mm long. Pedicel slender, 2.5-5.8 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles tooth-like, 0.1-0.2 mm long. Calyx tube short, campanulate, glabrous; lobes linear-subulate, 2.3 mm long, carnose, subterete, acute or obtuse, glabrous; purplish or green. Petals light or bright yellow or partly rose or purple, glabrous except on standard base. Standard blade 4.5-6.7 x 3.6-5.7 mm, more recurved than in Aspalathus zeyheri, apically incurved and (sub-)acute. Wing blades 3.2-5.2 x 1.4-2.2 mm, glabrous with 2 or 3 longitudinal rows of minute folds on basal upper parts. Keel blades 3.4-5 x 1.8-2.6 mm. Pistil sericeous on upper parts of ovary and style base; ovules 2. Pod lanceolate, 7.3-11 x 2.2-3.6 mm, smooth, hairy on upper margin only.

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    Sprawling or erect shrub to 1 m. Leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets terete-filiform, slightly incurved, glabrous. Flowers solitary on short shoots, scattered near branch tips, pale or bright yellow, partly rose or purple, wings and keel glabrous, calyx glabrous, lobes subterete.

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    Habitat

    Distributed in the coastal limestone regions of the Bredasdorp and Riversdale Divisions.

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    Lowland fynbos, limestone, below 330 m.

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    Distribution

    Bredasdorp and Riversdale Divisions.

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    Bredasdorp to Still Bay.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Dahlgren, RMT. 1988. Papilionoideae: Crotalarieae (Aspalathus). Fl. S. Africa 16(3,6): 1 - 430. BRI, Pretoria.
    • 2 Schutte, AL. 2012. Fabaceae: Aspalathus L. 527 - 547. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    https://www.iucn.org/
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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