Gordon Parker DeWolf, Jr.,
Eritrea, S Ethiopia, Kenya,
Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Za´re
Medium - Maximum
Courbonia nummularifolia, Mattei, 1908.
Courbonia tubulosa, Gilg & Bened.1915.
This member of the Capparaceae family
was given this name by Gordon Parker DeWolf, Jr. in 1962. It is found in
Eritrea, southern Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Za´re, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from one to two metres in height. The flowers are
The genera name from the the
plant's Arabic name: Meru. The species from Latin; sub-;
under, and Latin; cordata; 'heart-shaped', as of leaves almost