Parker DeWolf Jr,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, South
Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
||Sand - Mix
White - Yellow
Courbonia decumbens, Adolphe Théodore de Brongniart, 1863.
Courbonia brevipilosa, Gilg.
This member of the Capparaceae family was
given this name by Gordon Parker DeWolf in 1964. It is found in Congo,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa,
Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in sand or other well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem
can grow to 25 centimetres and the plant can grow to one or even two
metres height. The flowers are white to yellow.
The genera name from the the
plant's Arabic name: Meru. The species from Latin
decumbent for it growth habit: Reclining at base with tips
upright; decum bent.