Paul F. August Ascherson,
Mix - Grit
Purplish-Red (- Pale Pink?) /
Rogeria brasiliensis, J.Gay ex DC.
Rogeria gayi, Baill.
This member of the Pedaliaceae
was given this name by Paul Friedrich August Ascherson in 1888. It is found in
Angola, growing in a well drained soil and grit with some water and lots
of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the annual
shoots to 40 centimetres in height. The flowers are purplish-red with a
The genera name from Latin
ptero; 'winged' and Latin discus; 'disc'. The odd species
name as the first specimen was collected by an unknown sailor, on his way