Alan Radcliffe-Smith, 1991
Medium - Maximum
This member of the
was given this name by Alan Radcliffe-Smith in 1991. It seems to be endemic to
Boswana, found in the eastern part, growing in a well drained soil with
quite some water and some sun. The caudex is a large reddish swollen
rootstock, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name from the Greek
words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή;
meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name
indicates it originates from Botswana.