Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Adenandra viscida


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 Adenandra viscida   Adenandra viscida
 Adenandra viscida   Adenandra viscida
 Adenandra viscida

Habitat

Rocky to sandstone slopes

Altitude

Flowering time

August to October

Description

An aromatic plant up to 50cm in height. Leaves lance-shaped to elliptical, pointed and leathery, with margins rolled under. The sticky white flowers have a dark reddish-purple reverse and occur in clusters at the ends of branches. Stamens are each tipped with a stalked gland. It is endemic to the southern Overberg. From Greek: aden, gland; aner, a man: meaning gland-bearing anthers. viscus = birdlime (viscous,sticky)

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2017 / 3 / 26