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Welwitschia mirabilis

Welwitschia mirabilis in habitat (Ernst van Jaarsveld)
Common names: welwitschia (Eng.), tumboa, n'tumbo (Angolan), tweeblaarkanniedood (Afr.), !kharos (Nama/Damara), nyanka (Damara), khurub (Nama), onyanga (Herero)
Family: Welwitschiaceae

... Botanical Garden March 2003, updated June 2016   An adult welwitschia consists of two leaves, a stem base and ... the Messum Mountains and is 1.8 m high, and another on the Welwitschia Flats near the Swakop River is 1.2 m tall and 8.7 ... producing masses of pollen and all at the same time. Welwitschia is clearly not wind pollinated, as it produces ...

17 / 03 / 2003 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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