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Description

See var. suffruticosa for general description. This variety is distinguished by being much more densely hairy, especially on the inflorescences. The plant is usually more robust with larger leaves. It is often found on Kalahari sand and serpentine soil.
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Derivation of specific name

suffruticosa: a suffrutex, shrubby plant, woody at the base, regrowing annually from a strong perennial underground base.
hirsutissima: very densely hairy.
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Description

Erect or spreading perennial shrubby herb with annual stems, up to 60 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves subsessile, lanceolate to broadly elliptic-oblong, up to 4.5 cm long, covered with medifixed hairs on both surfaces; apex often with a mucronate tip. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, small, funnel-shaped, white or yellowish. Capsule ovoid to subspherical, hairless. See var. hirsutissima for comparison.
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Derivation of specific name

suffruticosa: a suffrutex, shrubby plant, woody at the base, regrowing annually from a strong perennial underground base.
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Description

Prostrate to erect suffrutices or shrubs, never climbing. Leaves small, entire, usually with medifixed hairs. Flowers 5-merous, axillary, solitary or aggregated into few-flowered clusters or pedunculate cymes. Sepals subequal or outer ones larger. Corolla small, funnel-shaped; limb shallowly lobed; mid-petaline areas hairy. Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovulate. Styles 2, quite or almost separate, not forked. Capsule 4-valved. Seeds glabrous.
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Distribution

Worldwide distribution

Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Worldwide distribution

Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 3
Specimens with Sequences: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species: 3
Species With Barcodes: 3
Public Records: 2
Public Species: 2
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Wikipedia

Seddera

Seddera is a genus of plant in family Convolvulaceae.

Species include:


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