Hermannia kirkii Mast.

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Hermannia kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Hermannia kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Hermannia kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Hermannia kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Hermannia kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Hermannia kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Synonyms: Hermannia filipes Harv. var. elatior K. Schum.
Hermannia holubii Burtt Davy
Hermannia lugardii N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, up to 60 cm. Stems and branches with glandular and longer simple hairs. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, up to 4 × 1.6 cm, appressed stellate-hairy on both surfaces and sometimes glandular; margins serrate. Flowers drooping, solitary, axillary, orange-red, pink purplish or rarely almost white; peduncle up to 3.5 cm long, pubescent. Fruit a oblong-ovoid capsule, up to 8 × 7 cm, thinly stellate-pubescent, with spreading apical horns, up to 1.5 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: In dry open deciduous woodland, grassland margins of seasonal pans, sometimes as a weed of cultivation.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: T,MS
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 30 March 2008
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 143. (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.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 547 - 548. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Hermannia kirkii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hermannia kirkii

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


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: Hermannia kirkii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139940, retrieved 22 June 2018

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