Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Merciera leptoloba


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 Merciera leptoloba   Merciera leptoloba
 Merciera leptoloba   Merciera leptoloba
 Merciera leptoloba   Merciera leptoloba
 Merciera leptoloba   Merciera leptoloba

Habitat

Sandy or stony flats

Altitude

Flowering time

November to March

Description

A plant up to 30cm tall, slightly sprawling open habit. Leaves are stiff and needle-like, have short hairs and bristly margins rolled under, and with axillary tufts of hairless leaves. Bears spikes of white flowers. A Near Threatened plant declining due to urban expansion and alien plant invasion. Named after Marie Mercier, a botanist in Martinique (a Caribbean island), also a soldier, died 1831. leptoloba meaning slender fruit; from Greek, leptos - fine, slender; lobos - capsule or pod.

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2017 / 3 / 22