Welwitschia mirabilis

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Welwitschia mirabilis, Namib Desert, Angola
Female cones; Welwitschia Plains, Erongo Region, Namibia

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Gnetales

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Regnum: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Classis: Gnetopsida
Ordo: Gnetales

Familia: Welwitschiaceae
Genus: Welwitschia
Species: Welwitschia mirabilis

Name[edit]

  • Welwitschia mirabilis Hook.f., 1862

References[edit]

  • Gard. Chron. 1862: 71. 1862. (Trans. Linn. Soc. London 24:7, t. 1-14. 1863).
  • Bustard, L. (1990). The ugliest plant of the world: the story of Welwitschia mirabilis. Kew Magazine 7: 85-90.
  • Carlquist, S., & Gowans, D. A. (1995). Secondary growth and wood histology of Welwitschia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 118 (2): 107.
  • Henschel, J. R., & Seely, M. K. (2004). Long-term growth patterns of Welwitschia mirabilis, a long-lived plant of the Namib Desert (including a bibliography). Plant Ecology 150 (1-2): 7-26.
  • Herppich, W. B., Flach, B. M.-T., von Willert, D.J., & Herppich, M. (1996). Field investigations of photosynthetic activity, gas exchange and water potential at different leaf ages in Welwitschia mirabilis during a severe drought. Flora 191: 59-66.
  • Rodin, R. J. (1953). Distribution of Welwitschia mirabilis. American Journal of Botany 40: 280-285.
  • von Willert, D. J. (1994). Welwitschia mirabilis Hook. fil.- das Überlebenswunder der Namibwüste [the survival miracle of the Namib desert]. Naturwissenschaften 81: 430-442.
  • von Willert, D. J., & Wagner-Douglas, U. (1994). Water relations, CO2 exchange, water-use efficiency and growth of Welwitschia mirabilis Hook. fil. in three contrasting habitats of the Namib desert. Botanica Acta 107: 291-299.

Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Tweeblad-kan nie dood
български: Велвичия
català: Welwítsquia
čeština: Welwitschie podivná
Deutsch: Welwitschie
English: Welwitschia
hornjoserbsce: Prawa welwićija
עברית: ולויטשיה
ქართული: ველვიჩია
magyar: Velvícsia
മലയാളം: വെല്‍വിറ്റ്ഷിയ മിരാബിലിസ്
Nederlands: tweeblaarkanniedood
日本語: ウェルウィッチア
norsk bokmål: Welwitschia
polski: Welwiczja Przedziwna
русский: Вельвичия
suomi: Ikilehti
svenska: Welwitschia
中文(繁體)‎: 百歲蘭
中文(简体)‎: 百岁兰
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