Hypertelis bowkeriana Sond.

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Hypertelis bowkeriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Hypertelis bowkeriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Hypertelis bowkeriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

Hypertelis bowkeriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

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Synonyms: Hypertelis suffruticosa (Baker) Adamson
Mollugo suffruticosa A. Peter
Pharnaceum suffruticosum Baker
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Description:
Small shrubby perennial herb, up to c. 30 cm tall, woody near the base, with ascending to procumbent branches. Leaves opposite, alternate or clustered on short side branchlets, linear, succulent, pale grey-greenc, up to 23-55 mm long, often with wart-like glands. Inflorescences on stout peduncles, 4-10 cm long. Flowers c. 8 mm in diameter; stamens 5. Fruit 5-6 mm long.
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Derivation of specific name: bowkeriana: after J.H. Bowker (1822-1900), South African Naturalist who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: Dry woodland, sandy river beds, salt pan depressions, littoral dunes and along margins of mangrove swamps.
Altitude range: Up to 1470 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
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Content last updated: Wednesday 7 September 2011
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 547 - 548. (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 15. under Aizoaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 87.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypertelis bowkeriana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypertelis bowkeriana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypertelis bowkeriana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hypertelis bowkeriana
Tropicos: Hypertelis bowkeriana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hypertelis bowkeriana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122950, retrieved 21 October 2018

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