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Herbs or small shrubs. Stipules present (in ours). Leaves ± entire or dentate. Flowers bisexual, yellow, reddish, purplish or white, 1-several on axillary peduncles. Bracts 1 or 2 on the peduncle or 0 (kirkii). Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5. Filaments variously shaped. Ovary 5-locular. Capsule dehiscent with 5 valves.
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

1. Notogaster mit auffälligen Knotenstrukturen..........................................................2

 

- Notogaster vorwiegend stichpunktiert, teils auch mit maschenartigen Mustern ...................................................3

 

2. (1) Unregelmäßige grobe Knotenstrukturen auf Notogaster, Prodorsum, Genitalklappen, Anogenital- und Epimeralregion. (+) Notogasterborsten wenig keulig und nicht beborstelt, um 80-120 µm lang; Interlamellarborsten ± kurz und spateiförmig ; Sensillus stabförmig und glatt; 2 Paar Aggenitalborsten glatt und spitz (um 40 µm); 9 Paar Genitalborsten; Epimeralborsten-Formel meist 3-1-3-4; Körper 780-940 µm lang. [86a] .............................................................. Hermannia gibba (C.L. Koch, 1839)

 

- Notogaster mit weit stehenden Knoten, die im hinteren Bereich zu Längsreihen zusammenlaufen; Prodorsum stichpunktiert. (+) Notogasterborsten etwas keulenförmig und beborstelt, um 100 µm lang; Sensillus etwas keulig und beborstelt, um 60-70 µm lang; 3 Paar Aggenitalborsten lang, beborstelt; 9 Paar Genitalborsten; Epimeralborsten-Formel 3-1-5-7; Körper 850-970 µm lang. [86b] .................................................................... Hermannia nodosa Michael , 1888

 

3. (1) Notogaster fein punktiert, ohne Maschen und auffällige Knotenstrukturen. (+) Dorsale Borsten stabförmig , stumpf sehr schwach beborstelt; Interlamellar- und Notogasterborsten um 150-200 µm lang; Sensillus stabförmig , stumpf; Genitalklappen mit Maschenstruktur; 10-11 Paar Genitalborsten; 2 Paar Aggenitalborsten kurz und spitz; Epimeralborsten-Formel 3-1-5(6)-5(-8); Körper 1170-1520 µm lang. [86c] ... ................................................................... Hermannia convexa (C.L. Koch, 1839)

 

- Mit Stichpunktierung und Maschenmustern auf Prodorsum, Notogaster, Anogenitalregion, Genitalklappen und Beinen. (+) Dorsale Borsten keulen- bis spateifoermig und beborstelt; Sensillus schwach keulig und beborstelt; 5 Paar Aggenitalborsten mäßig verdickt; Epimeralborsten-Formel 3-1-5-5 .................................................4

 

4. (3) Prodorsum zwischen Bothridien mit Scheitel; 9 Paar Genitalborsten. (+) Körper 880-1070 µm lang. [87a,b] ......................... Hermannia pulchella Willmann, 1952

 

- Prodorsum ohne Scheitel; 11-13 Paar Genitalborsten. (+) Körper 1010-1220 µm lang. [87c,d] ............................................................ Hermannia subglabra Berlese , 1910

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Hermannia

This article is about the plant genus Hermannia. For the mite genus Hermannia , see Hermannia (Acari).

Hermannia is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It comprises at least 65 species with many more species as yet unresolved. [1]

The genus commemorates Prof. Paul Hermann (1646-1695), a German professor of botany at Leyden and one of the first collectors to visit the Cape.

The genus has a large number of species, each with very limited distribution, but they are generally common and not threatened, with little interest shown in them for horticulture or medicine.

Their distribution ranges across Southern Africa, the vast majority of species being endemic. They are also found in Madagascar, and in tropical East Africa to North East Africa and Arabia. A single species, Hermannia tigrensis, is found in western, southern and North-East Africa. Three species are found in northern Mexico and adjacent regions of the United States, one species in southern Mexico, and one in Australia. Hermannia's greatest diversity is found in the Western and Northern Cape, and Namibia.

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