Arthraerua (Kuntze) Schinz

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Low, rounded semi-succulent subshrubs, repeatedly branched; branches articulate, becoming striate. Leaves opposite, scale-like. Inflorescence small, dense, terminal, woolly bracteate spikes. Flowers solitary in axils of bracts. Tepals 5, free, 1-nerved, acuminate, silky. Fruit a capsule, indehiscent, falling early with perianth.

Worldwide: Monotypic genus, confined to the west coast of Namibia, with 1 somewhat doubtful record from Caprivi.

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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leubnitziae (Kuntze) Schinz

Other sources of information about Arthraerua:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Arthraerua
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Arthraerua
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Arthraerua
Wikipedia: Arthraerua
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Arthraerua
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Arthraerua

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Arthraerua., retrieved 6 February 2023

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