Swanepoel & van Jaarsveld, 2020|
N-W Namibia (S. Angola?)|
Mix - Grit|
This member of the
was given this name by Wessel Swanepoel and Ernst Jacobus Van Jaarsveld, in 2020. It is only found in the mountains
along the Kunene River in the Kaokoveld Centre of Endemism,
north-western Namibia, but might eventually be found in southern Angola
as well. It is growing in a well drained soil with clay, sand and quarts
and not that much water water but lots of sun. The stem can grow to
15 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from two to five metres in height. The flowers are purple-brown.
The genera name from
Hymeno; 'membrane', and refers to the thin wing around each seed
and dictyon meaning 'reticulate pattern' or 'network'.
The species name after the area: Kaokoveld.