Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Berzelia abrotanoides
Common name - Fonteinbos, Rooibeentjies
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Habitat Coastal sands
Description An upright, resprouting shrub up to 1.5m growing on coastal flats. The c. 1mm wide leaves are keeled and elliptic in shape. The white, fluffy flowers are c. 6-10mm in diameter and are borne in clusters at the ends of branches. Noticeable, are the often striking red, fleshy flower stalks.
berzelia = named after Count Jacob Berzelius, died 1845, Swedish chemist and founder of chemical symbols. abrotanoides refers to the plants resemblance to the Southernwood, Artemesia abrotanum
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