Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Brunia paleacea


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 Brunia paleacea   Brunia paleacea
 Brunia paleacea   Brunia paleacea
 Brunia paleacea   Brunia paleacea
 Brunia paleacea   Brunia paleacea

Habitat

Sandstone and rocky slopes

Altitude

Flowering time

Mainly October to February

Description

A rounded shrub up to 1m, resprouting from a fire resistant root stock. Branches are sparsely hairy. The narrow triangular leaves curve inwards and are 3-6 mm long, almost hairless and held close to the stem. The cream coloured flowers are immersed in a whorl of conspicuous, slender white bracts and are up to 7mm across. They are massed in clusters at the tops of stems. paleacea refers to the scale-like bracts of the flowers

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2015 / 8 / 30