Gordon Parker DeWolf Jr,
Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,
Yellow / White
Gilg. & Gilg-Benedict, 1915.
Courbonia bussei Gilg
Courbonia glauca (Klotzsch) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Courbonia prunicarpa Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
calothamna Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Physanthemum glaucum Klotzsch.
Maerua camporum, Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Physanthemum glaucum, Klotzsch.
This member of the Capparaceae
family was given this name by Gordon Parker DeWolf in 1962. It is
found in eastern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and some sun. It will grow up to three meters height, and its
flowers are pale yellow with white "tentacles".
"It is a shrub tree
reach three meters high, give out flower which look like Capparis
tomentosa flower. Fruit are edible to baboon, Olive race and Vervet
monkey. Roots are used for purifying water: Peel out roots are put
it in muddy water, and it will clear it. Found in northern Tanzania
(Lake Manyara N P)". Vitalis Massay.
The genera name from the the
plant's Arabic name: Meru. The species means 'eatable'.