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Hesperantha saldanhae Goldblatt

Vredenburg Hesperantha (Hesperantha saldanhae)  

This species is known exclusively from the type collection from 1964.  

The Vredenburg Hesperantha was found on granite rocks, which are located at the edge of the town of Vredenburg in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.  

The species was never found since and is considered most likely extinct.  


The photo shows one of the many beautiful species of this genus, the Red Hesperantha (Hesperantha coccinea ((Backh. & Harv.) Goldblatt & J. C. Manning)).  


Red Hesperantha (Hesperantha coccinea)  

Photo: J. J. Harrison  

(under creative commons license (3.0)) 


edited: 07.11.2017