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Avonia papyracea (E.Mey. ex Fenzl) G.D.Rowley
Bradleya 12: 111 (prepr. 4 July 1994)
Family: PORTULACACEAE

Avonia papyracea Photo by: Giuseppe Distefano

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Avonia papyracea (E.Mey. ex Fenzl) G.D.Rowley
Bradleya 12: 111 (prepr. 4 July 1994)
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Avonia papyracea subs. namaensis (Gerbaulet) G.D.Rowley
Bradleya 12: 111 (prepr. 4 July 1994)
Synonymy: 2
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Common Names include:
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): Gansmis, Karoo Gansmis
CHINESE (中文): 银蚕

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Avonia papyracea group

  • Avonia papyracea (E.Mey. ex Fenzl) G.D.Rowley: It is a tiny plant plant with small flexible branches covered with pure white overlapping, smoothly rounded scales. South African endemic, Little Karoo and Great Karoo (Eastern Cape).
  • Avonia papyracea subs. namaensis (Gerbaulet) G.D.Rowley: is the largest and stoutest of the Avonia group. Stems branching erect or creeping 5-15 cm long. Distribution: S. Namibia, Great Namaland and N. Cape Province, South Africa


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