Cyanotis pachyrrhiza Oberm.
  • Bothalia


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Morphology

Perennial herb, forming mats. Plant with purple colouring and soft, patent, white pubescence on leaves and flowering stems. Roots emerging from a compact root-crown. Leaves narrowly linear, ± 3 mm broad. Cymes often pedunculate. Fertile shoots decumbent. Flowers maroon or cerise.

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    Perennials forming mats; with purple colouring and soft patent white pubescence on leaves and flowering stems. Roots long, thick, c. 3 mm in diam., tapered below, white (dark when dried), emerging from a small compact root-crown. Leaf-cluster with 5-7 erect linear leaves up to 150 x 8 mm. Fertile shoots 4-5-noded, erect or spreading, up to c. 200 mm long, bearing few- to many- flowered axillary cymes, pedunculate or sessile; subtending spathe long and narrow, recurved, not enveloping cyme, occasionally spathe short; bracteoles short. Calyx with lobes fused at the base, c. 7 mm long. Corolla just exserted from calyx, maroon ('petunia violet'': Ridgway), lobes semi-erect, triangular. Stamens with maroon, beaded hairs, filaments white, fusiform near apex, anthers yellow. Style fusiform below stigma. Capsule subquadrate, sparsely hairy in upper half; seeds oblong-globose, c. 1.5 mm long, wrinkled.

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    Habitat

    Montane areas, on quartzite ledges.

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    In montane areas, on quartzite ledges.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Bothalia
    • 2 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Obermeyer, AA; Faden, RB. 1985. Commelinaceae. Fl. S. Africa 4(2): 23 - 60.

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    Commelinaceae
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