Centella macrodus (Spreng.) B.L.Burtt
  • Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh


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Diagnostic Description

Allied to C. flexuosa and distinguished chiefly on vegetative features. H. septemloba was stated to have tomentose fruits but differs in no other feature and cannot be maintained.

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    Morphology

    Diffuse or sprawling in low patches. Thinly covered all over with long spreading hairs. Underground part of the stem woody, the aerial very slender, much branched. Leaves with ivy-like blades 0.8-1.5 cm long and about the same in width, more or less cordate, the edges with 3-9 large triangular teeth: petioles very slender, up to 5 cm long: sheaths with a broad scarious edge. Umbels 3-rayed, the rays much shorter than the leaves. Petals hairy. Fruit obcordate, not much flattened, 3-4 mm long, 3.5-4.5 mm wide, wrinkled, distinctly wider but much shorter than the acute hairy bracts. Fruit ray about 1.5 cm long.

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    Like C. flexuosa but leaves somewhat smaller, less hairy, with fewer teeth (5-7) and fruit as wide as or narrower than bracts.

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    Habitat

    Rock crevices on mountain tops.

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    Sandstone crevices at medium to high alt.

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    Distribution

    Endemic to the Cape Peninsula.

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    Cape Peninsula and Paarl to Caledon.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Adamson, RS. 1951. A revision of the sub-genus Solandra of Centella. J. S. African Bot. 17: 1 - 48.
    • 2 Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh
    • 3 Schubert, MTR; van Wyk, B-E. 2012. Apiaceae: Centella L. 321 - 325. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

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    Apiaceae
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