This member of the Pedaliaceae family was
given this name by Augustin
Pyramus de Candolle
in 1840. It
is found in Namibia, growing in grit with some water and lots of sun.
The potato-like bulbs grows to 600 grams, the stems to 30 centimetres.
The flowers are red. Used in medicine.
Latin: Harpagos is Greek for grappling hook.