Western Namibia, North-Western South Africa
||Grit - Mix
Sarcocaulon inerme, Sigmund Eugen Adolf Rehm, 1935
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was given this name by Focke Albers in 1996. It is found in
the south-western Namibia and north-western South Africa, growing in
grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun.
The stem can grow to four centimetre in diameter and 30 centimetres
high. The flowers are pink. It starts flowering in late summer and
the leaves come in the early winter.
The genera is named for Lady Ann
Monson, 18th century plant collector on the Cape of Good Hope and in
Bengal. The species name meaning 'unarmed' as it have no spines.
This is a winter-grower.