from semi-arid Namibia

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  1. Fidel

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    This is a bit of a long-shot, but I'm hoping to find someone with experience of arid and semi-arid conditions in southern Africa. The flora of Namibia is new (and immensely interesting) for me - this was seen on a recent visit and I would appreciate any guidance on its id.
     

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  2. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Looks like a Thymelaeaceae... after some search, I think it is a Gnidia polycephala (or a similar Gnidia species)
     
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  3. Fidel

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    That's great Lila - I'm sure that you are right and it's what's known as 'Karoo broom' in South Africa. It was not such a long shot after all and give me hope that I will find some answers to my next 'mystery species'. Many thanks for your help!
     

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