Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Hewittia scandens (Milne) Mabberley

Verified by: Temperate sect. 14 September 2014
Notes: Verified with Deroin, T. 2001 'Flore de Madagascar'. Stem twinning, leaves deeply cordate at base. Flowers solitary with numerous large bracts concealing the calyx lobes. Flowers campanulate opening in the morning, yellow with a deep brown base. Style fused, stigmas 2 and globular. Pantropical species.
Wild voucher no:                                 21 May 2012
Locality:  Madagascar, Tulear Prov., Manja, Andranopasy
Coordinates:  15m
Field notes: Collected from plants. Mid season. Seeds moist. Grassy savanna. Ferruginous soil. Red soil. Sand. MSB number 671105
Collector:Silo, Nat Graine 3023

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