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MINUTA  Tölken, 1975

Section Glomeratae

Distribution : SA (Western Cape, Northern Cape), growing in shallow rock basins on top of the mountains.


Description by Tölken :

Annuals with erect branches 10 - 30 mm long and usually more or less wiry, glabrous.

Leaves sessile, linear-elliptic, 1 - 2 (-3) x 0.5 - 1 mm, usually obtuse, more or less flat above, convex below, glabrous, fleshy, green to reddish brown.

Inflorescence a thyrse with one to few dichasia, with 4-merous flowers shortly pedicellate.

Flowers : Sepals elliptic-lanceolate, 1 - 1.5 mm long, bluntly acute, glabrous, green to reddish brown, corolla more or less cup-shaped, scarcely fused basally, white or cream and often tinged red, stamens with yellow (?) anthers.

Flowering time : September, October.

Link to photos on iSpot.

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