Hereroa (Schwantes) Dinter & Schwantes

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Shrublets or perennial plants growing in tufts. Leaves opposite, connate at the base, shaped like a finger and narrowing to a blunt tip, covered in dark dots. Flowers solitary or in several0flowered cymes. Petals yellow, opening during the afternoon or evening.

Derivation of name: after the Herero people, a tribe in Namibia, where the plants occur.

Worldwide: Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Hereroa glenensis

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glenensis (N.E. Br.) L. BolusImage

Other sources of information about Hereroa:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hereroa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hereroa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hereroa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hereroa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hereroa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hereroa
JSTOR Plant Science: Hereroa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hereroa
Plants of the World Online: Hereroa
Tropicos: Hereroa
Wikipedia: Hereroa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Hereroa., retrieved 2 December 2023

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