Gustav Adolf Engler, 1897
Kenya, Somalia, Sudan
Yellow - Orange / Dark Red
Pterodiscus intermedius, Engl.
Pterodiscus somaliensis, Baker ex Stapf
Pterodiscus wellbyi, Stapf.
This member of the Pedaliaceae family was
given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1897. It is found in
Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The
bright yellow to orange flowers sometimes have a red or purple
centre. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter while the
annual stems reach 30 centimetres in height.
The genera name from Latin
ptero; 'winged' and Latin discus; 'disc'. The species
name after Prince Eugenio Ruspoli, 1866-1893, an Italian nobleman,
explorer and plant collector.