Pyramus de Candolle, 1824
||Whitish - Pink
Sarcocaulon patersonii Christian Friedrich Ecklon & Zeyh.
/ G. Don.
Sarcocaulon rigidum Schinz
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was described by
Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1824. It is found in the south-western South
Africa and Namibia, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water
and lots of sun. The stem grows up to four centimetres thick and 30
centimetres long. The flowers are whitish to pink, within a small
The genera is named for Lady Ann Monson, 18th century plant
collector on the Cape of Good Hope and in Bengal. The species name
after William Paterson, 1755-1810, a English naturalist and
traveller in South Africa.
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