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Family: PEDALIACEAE 

 Sesamothamnus benguellensis
 
 

Photo from Arid Lands Greenhouse.

  
Author:  Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch 1869
Family:  Pedaliaceae
Habitat:  Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  125 Centimetres
Flower:  White  - Pale Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Pedaliaceae family was given this name by Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch in 1869. It is found in south western Africa, more specific Angola, Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to  lots of sun. The fatten stem can reach 30 centimetres in diameter, the flat bush can reach 150 centimetres in height and a couple of metres in diameter. The flowers are from white to pale pink.

Named after the Benguella Current, passing southern Africa on the western coast.