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Sarcocaulon marlothii, Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1888
This large member of the Geraniaceae
family was given this name by Focke
Albers in 1996. It is found in the south-western Namibia,
growing in grit or other well drained soil with some water and lots
of sun. The stem can grow to ten centimetres in diameter and two
meters high. The flower are pale pink.
The genera is named for Lady Ann
Monson, 18th century plant collector on the Cape of Good Hope and in
Bengal. The species name after Dr. Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth,
1855-1931, a German botanist.