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Welwitschia mirabilis Hook.f.
Gard. Chron. 1862: 71 1862
Family: WELWITSCHIACEAE

Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: Guillermo Rivera
This is one of the most rare plants on the earth. It is amazing how they can survive in that conditions! And how seedlings can establish.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Welwitschia mirabilis Hook.f.
Gard. Chron. 1862: 71 1862
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Welwitschia mirabilis subs. namibiana Leuenb.
Willdenowia 31(2): 375 2001

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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Tree Tumbo, Tumboa, Namibia's Living Fossil
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): tweeblaarkanniedood

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Welwitschia mirabilis group

  • Welwitschia mirabilis Hook.f.: Male cones smooth, purplish brown, without evident wax cover; longer peduncles usually c. 5-11 cm long, secondary branches to 2 cm long; longest male cones 30-45 mm long; bract pairs overlapping about 2 mm, margin of bracts smooth. Distribution: Angola
  • Welwitschia mirabilis subs. namibiana Leuenb.: Male cones sculptured, glaucous green to salmon, with evident wax cover; longer peduncles c. 7-15 cm long, secondary branches to 7 cm long; longest male cones 20-30 cm long; margin of bracts slightly erose. Distribution: Namibia


29141 guillermo Guillermo Rivera
Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: Guillermo Rivera
16202 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

19796 agrawal K.k. Agrawal
16 day old seedlings of Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: K.k. Agrawal
29144 guillermo Guillermo Rivera
Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: Guillermo Rivera

29142 guillermo Guillermo Rivera
Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: Guillermo Rivera
29143 guillermo Guillermo Rivera
Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: Guillermo Rivera

16204 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
16203 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Welwitschia mirabilis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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...i thought it is dead after transplanting but I was surprised to see new growth of the leaf at the base
by K.k. Agrawal

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