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Hermannia althaeifolia

Hermannia althaeifolia

wolhaarpoproos, lanternbos

Softly hairy, grey-green to yellow-green shrublet to 50 cm. Leaves on long petioles (stalks), egg-shaped to elliptic, toothed and crisped. Stipules leafy and broad. Flowers (June to August) yellow, in clusters. Calyx fading to cream-coloured, inflated.

Distribution in the Hex

Clay flats in De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo. Sandy flats in Hex River Arid Alluvial Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
  • http://pza.sanbi.org/hermannia