Paraerva microphylla

A healthy specimen soon in bloom. I found many of this species around the Arher sand dunes where they were all untouched by goats, as they still had plenty of grasses due to the good winter rains this year.

It resembles Paraerva revoluta, but differs in that the stems and leaves are glabrous (no hairs), opposed to Paraerva revoluta where stems and leaves are lanate (woolly hairs) or tomentose (matted woolly hairs) – see this observation. Furthermore Paraerva revoluta is normally found on granite slopes of the Hagghier mountains, this is at 28 meter elevation on limestone and sand.

Endemic.

Last Updated on 8 March, 2023 by morten

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