Hermannia eenii Baker f.

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Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
D3527 Turn-off to Dzoti Conservancy

Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
D3527 Turn-off to Dzoti Conservancy

Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
D3527 Turn-off to Dzoti Conservancy

Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

Hermannia eenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
B8 road through Bwabwata

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Synonyms: Hermannia angolensis K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate perennial herb; young branchlets with densely yellowish rough hairs. Leaves oblong-ovate, up to 4 cm and 2 cm wide, appressed-pubescent with yellowish stellate hairs, veins somewhat impressed above and prominent below; margin often coarsely serrate or crenate; petiole up to 1 cm long; stipules up to 3 mm long, subulate. Flowers axillary, 1 or rarely 2 together, reflexed on slender peduncles up to 3 cm long. Calyx 6–7 mm long, with spreading or recurved narrowly triangular lobes up to 5 mm long, densely yellowish hairy outside. Petals spoon-shaped with inrolled margins c. 4 mm long, pink.. Capsule obovoid, c. 6 mm long, rounded or crowned with 5 short blunt truncate processes, with long yellowish hairs.
Notes: This species is generally similar to Hermannia tomentosa which differs in the more narrowly elliptic, longer leaves, an overall greyish indumentum and yellowish flowers.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Dry woodland, along roadsides and in grassland at the edge of seasonal swamps.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Botswana distribution: N,SW
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 23 March 2018
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 141. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 80.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 75.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 107.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 543. As Hermannia angolensis (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Hermannia eenii:

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Flora of Caprivi: Hermannia eenii
Flora of Zambia: Hermannia eenii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hermannia eenii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hermannia eenii
African Plant Database: Hermannia eenii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hermannia eenii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hermannia eenii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hermannia eenii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hermannia eenii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hermannia eenii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hermannia eenii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hermannia eenii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hermannia eenii
Ispot Southern Africa: Hermannia eenii
JSTOR Plant Science: Hermannia eenii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hermannia eenii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hermannia eenii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hermannia eenii
Tropicos: Hermannia eenii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Hermannia eenii.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139910, retrieved 25 September 2018

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