Welwitschia mirabilis

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

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Gnetales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Classis: Gnetopsida
Ordo: Gnetales

Familia: Welwitschiaceae
Genus: Welwitschia
Species: Welwitschia mirabilis
Subspecies: W. m. subsp. mirabilis – W. m. subsp. namibiana

Name[edit]

Welwitschia mirabilis Hook.f., Gard. Chron. 1862: 71. 1862.

  • Typus: Angola: Cabo Negro, 4.9.1859, F.Welwitsch s.n. (♀) (Lectotypus: K, isolectotypus: LISU, PRE (photo), designated by Leuenberger, Willdenowia 31: 374. 2001)

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Angola.
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Namibia.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

References[edit]

Vernacular names[edit]

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