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2015-09-02 06:00

‘Hermannia sandersonii’.

‘Hermannia sandersonii’.

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THE Custodian of Rare and Endangered Wild (Crew) is running a project on Hermannia sandersonii, classified as vulnerable. This low-growing shrublet, commonly known as umakotegoyile is found in grassland, Indian Ocean Coastal Belt, on steep slopes and in silty sand.

It distribution ranges from Camperdown, New Hanover, Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Umgeni and Glenside to the Noodsberg.

The shrublet is upright, multi-stemmed and stems partially divided into leaflets, star-shaped with stiff hairs.

Leaves are partially without a stalk, wrinkled, notched with teeth, star-shaped with long stiff hairs on the upper and velvety yellowish beneath.

The plant flowers from September to March in terminal clusters and very hairy.

If you have seen this plant, please contact Suvarna Parbhoo, Crew programme: KZN Node Manager on s.parbhoo@sanbi.org.za

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