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ALCICORNIS  Schönland, 1917

Section Petrogeton

Distribution : Known only from the type collection from Kardouw Pass in the Cape Province.

Description by Tölken, 1985 :

Perennials with erect stems 6 - 12 cm high, usually unbranched.

Leaves in 1 (2) pairs, sessile, palmately lobed and individual lobes repeatedly divided, with main lobes 2 - 4 cm long and with bluntly acute apices, glabrous, scarcely fleshy, green.

Inflorescence a terminal rounded thyrse with 5-merous flowers, peduncle 3 - 6 cm long.

Flowers : Sepals triangular-lanceolate, 1 - 1.5 mm long, rounded, glabrous, scarcely fleshy, green, corolla tubular, scarcely fused at base, white often tinged pink, petals lanceolate to elliptic, 2.5 - 3.5 mm long, bluntly acute, slightly recurved at apex, stamens with brown anthers, squamae oblong, 0.6 - 0.7 x 0.3 - 0.4 mm, with rounded apices and slightly broadened from the middle, slightly fleshy. 

Flowering time May, June.




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